Classes to be Moved after Fire at Western Wis. Elementary School

Posted at: 04/30/2013 5:22 AM
Updated at: 04/30/2013 4:39 PM
By: Leslie Dyste

Classes are canceled at a Western Wisconsin elementary school after a fire Tuesday morning.

Crews battled the fire at St. Croix Elementary School in Roberts, Wis.

A photo a viewer sent to KSTP showed orange flames shooting out of the building.

Officials from the Roberts-Warren Fire Department tell KSTP the fire was located on the rooftop in the building's insulation.

At least six different agencies from St. Croix County assisted at the scene.

No one was injured in the fire.

Most of the damage was contained to the front of the building, which includes the library and the administrative office. There is also smoke damage throughout the building.

About 600 students attend the school, which has has kindergarten through fourth grade classes.

Classes have been canceled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week.

The district is planning to move classes to an alternative building and resume classes this coming Monday.

The district also plans to have day care availability for families impacted by the school fire this Thursday and Friday, but not Wednesday.

The School District is holding a press conference at 6 p.m. to release further updates.

Roberts is located about 40 miles from Minneapolis.

Stay with KSTP.com for updates on this developing story.