A fire breaks out at a District 11 elementary school in Colorado Springs,
However, firefighters had more to do than just fight the fire. They also battled wind, heavy rain, and small hail stones falling from the sky.
Firefighters believe the fire was sparked somewhere in the basement of Helen Hunt Elementary School, located at the corner of Institute and Moreno.
It took firefighters about 25 minutes to get the flames under control. But, by the sheer number of firefighters involved, you would have thought the fire was much bigger. That's because more firefighters are sent out to battle a fire at any school.
Fortunately, school was not in session at the time of the fire around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday. A few maintenance workers and school employees were the only people inside the building. They all got out safely.
Workers were doing routine maintenance work in the basement and on the roof of the school. They were replacing filters in an air handling unit when they started to smell smoke.
Fire investigators say it's too early to determine what caused the fire. The investigation continues.
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