Fire reported in principal's office at Coral Terrace Elementary School

Fire appears to be result of electrical issue


MIAMI – Classes are resuming as usual after a small fire broke out at the principal's office at Coral Terrace Elementary School in Miami early Thursday morning.

A Miami-Dade County Public Schools representative said the office had extensive damage, but no other structures appeared to have been affected.

Phone lines at the school were down after the fire, but school officials notified parents about the incident on the school's website:

"Good Morning Parents: There was a small fire in our school's main office today. There is minimal impact to the operation of the school. However, our phone lines are currently not working. School will open with regular school hours including before and after school care. Breakfast and lunch will be served. See you all soon."

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said this appeared to be an unintentional electrical fire.

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