Small Fire At Wayne County Elementary School

Thick smoke in a Wayne County Elementary School led to an evacuation Friday.

Officials say the children at Meadow Lane Elementary School on Ash Street in Goldsboro were taken outside around 11 AM.

Officials say an electrical box in a hallway shorted out and caught fire.

A staff member was able to put out the flames with an extinguisher.

The students were allowed back inside about an hour later, but six classrooms and the gymnasium were left without power.