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Lightning Sets Roof Of Aspen Academy School On Fire

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Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at Aspen Academy in Greenwood Village. (credit: South Metro Fire)

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at Aspen Academy in Greenwood Village. (credit: South Metro Fire)

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (CBS4)- Firefighters from South Metro Fire rushed to put out a burning school on Thursday afternoon. That fire was caused by lightning.

Firefighters arrived at Aspen Academy, located at 5859 University Blvd. in Greenwood Village, at about 3:30 p.m. to find flames shooting from the roof.

Firefighters had a tough time accessing the fire. No one was hurt in the fire. There were about 20 adults inside the school when the fire started. No children were in the school at the time.

One of the staff members said there was a huge clap of thunder prior to the fire.

Firefighters from Englewood and Littleton Fire Departments assisted with fighting the fire.

Aspen Academy was founded in 2005. The school provides early childhood education through 8th grade.

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