Classes cancelled after fire damages part of J.B. Pennington High School

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BLOUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Classes have been canceled following a fire at a high school in Blount County.

Firefighters responded to reports of a blaze at J.B. Pennington High School in Blountsville before dawn on Tuesday. An image from social media shows smoke rising from the building before dawn.

School officials say parts of the school are damaged from fire, smoke and water, but crews are still working at the scene and the full extent of the damage isn’t clear.

No injuries are being reported, but officials have called off classes at the high school and a neighboring elementary school.