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Fire at Bayside High School under investigation

By Tom Momberg

Emergency services were dispatched to Bayside High School Monday for a reported fire in a classroom, according to the FDNY.

Around 10.;30 a.m., faculty, students and staff were evacuated.

There were no reports of injuries, said the FDNY spokesman.

The fire department confirmed there was a fire in one of the classrooms that was extinguished at 11:24 a.m. The spokesman was unable to reveal the extent of damage or how far the fire had spread.

At least 30 firefighters and six trucks responded to the scene, according to the FDNY .

All trucks had left the school, located at 32-24 Corporal Kennedy St. in Bayside, after the fire was brought under control, but the building remained evacuated. Several specialty police units and school safety officers were on scene to investigate and secure the area as students and teachers waited on the front lawn.

Students were not allowed back inside the building and were dismissed, according to students and staff walking away from the scene in the afternoon.

Sources at the 111th Precinct of the New York Police Department said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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