A fire broke out at an elementary school on Long Island Thursday morning, forcing officials to cancel classes until further notice.
It started around 3 a.m. inside the second floor of the Hebrew Academy of Five Towns and Rockaway on Washington Avenue in Lawrence.
"It was confined to one classroom, a large classroom," Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department Chief Edward Kohler said. "A little extension to the hallway and a little extension to the outside of the building when the flames came out the windows."
Firefighters reported heavy smoke throughout the building.
"It was a textbook operation," Kohler said. "The members did a really good job. They had smoke. They had to find the fire. There was a lot of hose stretching through hallways upstairs and ultimately to the classroom that was on fire."
Fortunately, no one was injured.