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Fire closes S.C. high school

A fire that started in a closet has canceled classes today at Lugoff-Elgin High School in Kershaw County, S.C.

That is about 50 miles southeast of Charlotte.

Frank Morgan, superintendent of the Kershaw County Schools, told the Associated Press that the fire was reported about 5 p.m. Monday. Morgan said several coaches were working in a part of the school when they heard a fire alarm go off.

Two rooms were heavily damaged – a storage room and a classroom.

A school official this morning said authorities decided to call off classes because of poor air quality in the school. The fire is thought to have started in the storage room.

Classes are expected to resume Wednesday. About 1,500 students attend Lugoff-Elgin High.