New Brunswick

Fredericton school resumes classes after fire

A Monday afternoon electrical fire at Fredericton's Ecole-Sainte-Anne is causing uncertainty about whether school will be in session on Tuesday.

Electrical fire started at about 3:15 on Monday

An electrical fire forced the evacuation of Ecole Sainte-Anne in Fredericton on Monday afternoon.

The alarm went off at the Grade 6 to 12 school at about 3:15. The fire was quickly put out.

Fredericton Fire Department Captain Doug Hall said electricians were working on the problems on Monday night.

"There was a small fire and some smoke in the building. They had to get the smoke out. Right now, electricians are on the scene and they're going to try to figure it out," Hall said on Monday.

Tanya Roy, the school's principal, said in a statement on Tuesday that the electrical problem at Ecole Sainte-Anne is resolved and the school is open.

No one was hurt, but the afternoon bus run was delayed by about 30 minutes.

Firefighters left the scene on Monday afternoon, but someone had to keep a fire watch overnight.