Downtown Miami

Sprinklers douse fire at New World School of the Arts in Miami

An overnight electrical fire at the New World School of the Arts in downtown Miami sent firefighters to the campus and parts of a class project to the trash.

Firefighters responded to the small fire in a gallery at the school, 25 NE Second St., around 1 a.m. Tuesday, said Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll.

“The sprinkler system actually put the fire out,” Carroll said.

He added that “crews were out there for a little bit” to try to remove all the water from the sprinklers from the building and to get the smoke to clear out.

“The water doesn’t stop once the fire is out,” Carroll said. Firefighters also changed the sprinklers and reset the alarm system, he added.

No one was injured in the fire, but there was one casualty: a class project that was stored in the gallery.

“Some of it had to be thrown out,” said Provost Jeffrey S. Hodgson.

Classes were not affected by the fire.

“We’re fully operational,” Hodgson said. “There’s no classes in that room.”

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