Suspicious fire at high school damages classroom

April 13, 2008 12:17:50 PM PDT
New York City officials are investigating a fire that burned a classroom at a vacant junior high school in the Bronx. Fire marshals are investigating the blaze at P.S. 143. The cause is under investigation but fire officials say it's suspicious.

Firefighters had the blaze under control at about 8:40 a.m. The blaze damaged a first-floor classroom in the five-story building near the Jerome Park Reservoir.

No one was hurt. More than 1,000 students attend the school for grades 6 through 8. City school officials didn't immediately comment.