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Lincoln school empties after fire spotted in room near gym

November 29, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say no one was hurt when a fire broke out at an elementary school in Lincoln.

Lincoln Fire & Rescue says students and staffers evacuated Saratoga Elementary a little before 8:30 a.m. after smoke was noticed in an area near the school gym. Firefighters later contained the fire to a mechanical room.

The students were able to get their coats before going out into the subfreezing weather and were moved to a nearby church within 15 minutes.

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