A small electrical fire at an elementary school in Cape May County Wednesday morning caused students to be evacuated from the building.

The Cape May Police Department posted on Facebook around 11 AM Wednesday that the fire was in the gymnasium of the West Cape May Elementary School.

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Authorities said,

"The school has been evacuated and the fire department is on scene. All students and staff are safe and accounted for."


An unconfirmed posting on the Cape May County Fire Wire Facebook page said, "Smoke and flames showing in gymnasium."

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According to its Wikipedia page, the West Cape May School District serves students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade and it is one of the smallest school districts in the state. For the 2017-18 school year, "the district and its one school had an enrollment of 103 students."

This is a developing story that will be updated if more information becomes available.

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