Crews respond to fire at Norfolk middle school

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Updated Friday, May 9 at 1:58 PM

NORFOLK -- Crews responded to a small fire inside a boys bathroom at Ruffner Academy in Norfolk Friday afternoon.

Officials say the fire was inside a paper towel dispenser on the fourth floor. 

No students were at the school at the time.  They were released at 12:45 p.m. due to an air conditioning malfunction.

Staff members inside the building were evacuated.

The incident remains under investigation. 

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