Electrical fire forces evacuation of Anniston Middle School

Anniston Middle School was evacuated Thursday morning due to a small electrical fire.{}Anniston Superintendent, Joan Frazier, says the fire started inside an outdoor AC unit around 9:00am.{}{} 475 students and 40 faculty members were kept outdoors for an hour while firefighters inspected the building. There was no serious damage to the school and class is in session.

The evacuation happened while 55th grade students from local elementary schools were visiting Anniston Middle School for orientation. Frazier says the orientation will be rescheduled for another date