Maplewood Middle students return to class after brief evacuation

SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - Officials say that the students at Maplewood Middle in Sulphur have returned to class after a brief evacuation when smoke was spotted coming from the roof of the school.

Reportedly, a contractor working on the roof of the school was using a piece of equipment that was turned off, but was still hot. It came in contact with some canvas on the roof, and started a small fire.

The fire department did respond to the scene, but the worker was able to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher.

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