Fire breaks out in Bennington College building

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Bennington College says a fire has broken out in a building on campus that houses classes and offices. Firefighters are working to put it out.

The Vermont college posted on Facebook that the fire Tuesday was in a two-story building called “the Barn” that contains classrooms and administrative offices. The building was evacuated and no staff, students or faculty were injured. But local fire chief Joe Hayes told the Bennington Banner that one firefighter was injured while pulling a hose off a truck. The firefighter is being treated at a hospital.

Bennington College is a small private liberal arts college near the New York border.

A school spokeswoman said classes at the building were canceled Tuesday afternoon. The school will provide an update on further plans.

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