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Fire Claims Trailer Classroom at W. Johnston High

A portable classroom outside West Johnston High School caught fire before school hours Thursday morning. No one was inside at the time, and no injuries were reported.

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BENSON, N.C. — A portable classroom outside West Johnston High School caught fire before school hours Thursday morning.

No one was inside at the time, and no injuries were reported.

According to Crystal Roberts, Johnston County School District public information officer, the central heating unit in the classroom failed to turn off after the room was warm, causing a small fire in the ceiling. Firefighters removed the ceiling tiles and extinguished the fire.

All similar classrooms on the campus are being inspected, Roberts said.

Classes scheduled to be held in the damaged trailer will be relocated.

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