Air conditioner catches fire at East Hancock Elementary

A small fire occurred this afternoon at East Hancock Elementary School, but no injuries were reported and officials said the blaze was quickly extinguished.

The fire occurred about 2:20 p.m., just as school was letting out, said Superintendent of Schools Alan Dedeaux.

“There was a small fire from the air conditioning system. It was put out and everything is OK,” said Hancock County Fire Marshal Brian Adam.