Fire at Jones County school forces evacuation

A fire at a Jones County school Wednesday morning forced a quick evacuation.

A blaze at North East Jones Middle School was spotted by an employee around 6 a.m. Officials said the fire engulfed one classroom, and because of the smoke 18 other classrooms had to be evacuated.

Students were moved to another area on campus for safety reasons.  No injuries were reported. Class will continue.

The cause is under investigation.

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