School officials are hoping a Friday morning fire in Meriden won't affect the first day of school.

Firefighters said the fire was on the second floor of the Thomas Hooker Elementary School on Overlook Road.

It was inside a classroom ceiling and quickly contained.

However, some smoke damage was reported.

No injuries were reported.

A handful of summer staff was evacuated, but they have since returned.

Firefighters have been trying to ventilate the building. They went room-by-room with fans.

The first day of school is a little more than two weeks away.

There's no word on a cause. There were no signs of vandalism, firefighters said.

Superintendent of Schools Mark Benigni said "The Meriden Fire Department did a terrific job extinguishing the fire quickly. Our first priority is to restore the classrooms which experienced fire damage. We are confident that the school will be ready for opening day on Aug. 27."

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