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LOWELLVILLE, Ohio - Fire crews extinguished a fire at Lowellville High School at 52 Rocket Pl. Thursday morning after battling the fire for an hour.

A little before 5:30 a.m., heavy smoke was reported coming from the roof, which sustained heavy damage from the flames.

Scanner traffic indicates that the fire broke out in a janitor's closet. Officials believe the blaze was caused by lightning.

Fire crews from Struthers, Coitsville, Campbell, Springfield, New Middletown and Poland were also called to the scene. More crews were called after the fire was extinguished to relieve initial crews.

There are no reports of injuries at this time. However, Lowellville Fire Chief Al Boggia said there is water damage to at least seven rooms on the second floor, including computer damage.

Boggia said 12 rooms have smoke damage on the first and second floors of the building.

 

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