January 13, 2014 at 12:27 PM
Updated at 12:30 p.m. Monday
ESSEX FELLS, NJ - At about 12:15 p.m., the Essex Fells Police and Fire Department responded to the town's school on reports of a fire which originated in the art room, in building number two. The students had already been safely evacuated into building number one. The fire was extinguished within minutes but heavy smoke conditions remained. The air from the building is venting and the building will remain closed for the rest of the day. By 12:39 p.m. the fire department had left the area.
There are no reports of any injuries.