Classes Canceled After Fire at James Rutter Middle School in South Sacramento

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SOUTH SACRAMENTO -- School has been canceled Thursday at James Rutter Middle School off of Power Inn Road in South Sacramento after a fire.

Authorities first received a call for a burglary around 1:45 a.m. Thursday. Then heavy smoke could be seen coming from the school.

The two-alarm fire was difficult to contain in the beginning due to accessibility issues.

Most of the damage was to a five classroom pod in the center of the campus.

The arson team is still trying to determine how the fire was started. The sheriff's department was on scene but it is unknown if any arrests have been made.

There will be no classes held Thursday and the district will keep parents updated if classes will be canceled Friday.