Fire spurs evacuation of hundreds of students at New Jersey school

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EAST RUTHERFORD -

A fire at a school in East Rutherford has spurred the safe evacuation of all students and staff.

The fire at the Alfred S. Faust Intermediate School was reported around 10:15 a.m.

According to officials, more than 450 students were evacuated from the smoky school and taken to nearby Becton Regional High School.

Officials say smoke was reportedly coming from a vent in a third-floor boys bathroom and a faculty bathroom.

They believe the fire started in a heating unit on the roof.

The students will not be returning today.

No word if school will be reopened tomorrow.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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