MOUNT JULIET, TN (WSMV) - Crews extinguished a fire that started in a classroom at Mount Juliet Elementary Monday morning.
Wilson County Schools tell us teachers in the building pulled the fire alarm when they saw smoke and flames inside a classroom around 7 a.m.
Mount Juliet Police says the fire was put out by the school sprinkler system and responding firefighters. The classroom did sustain smoke and water damage.
Fire units are on-scene of a structure fire at Mt. Juliet Elementary. The fire, isolated to a classroom, was extinguished by the sprinkler system & firefighters. No injuries reported, and today is a remote-day for students. Units remain on-scene.— Mt. Juliet Police (@MtJulietPolice) September 14, 2020
The flames came from the A/C heating unit that caught fire. Officials were not able to determine why the fire started.
There were no reported injuries and today is a remote-learning day for students at the school.
Wilson County Schools say that the district's hybrid schedule allows them to work around the classroom disruption.
Clean-up crews will be working to restore the room all day.