ATLANTIC, Iowa — Atlantic Middle School students will still start classes on Aug. 23, but not in the building that caught fire this week.
AMS said in a Facebook post that the school is planning for temporary placement during construction.
July 30 update:
No one was injured after the roof caught fire Tuesday afternoon.
There was extensive water damage to the building, according to a maintenance worker. The full cost of that damage is not yet known.
"When I got there, it was on the north side of the building and the fire was directly in the middle of the building on the roof," Atlantic Fire Chief Tom Cappel said.
Pictures posted to the school's Facebook page show the smoke billowing from the roof as firefighters responded to the scene.
"Thank you to all the firemen and emergency responders for their help this afternoon, you are greatly appreciated!" the school posted.
July 27 post:
Watch: Iowa under air quality alert due to thick wildfire smoke