Burned bungalow classroom, photo by Guadalupe Lazaro

Authorities are investigating a fire at Roosevelt High School on Wednesday as a possible arson. A bungalow classroom in the Boyle Heights high school was discovered to be on fire early in the morning around 4:00 a.m., the Los Angeles Times reports. The fire was extinguished and only caused smoke damage. A fire captain tells KTLA that the fire is considered to be suspicious. Investigators are looking into the possibility that someone climbed a fence to enter the school and set the classroom on fire from within the campus.

Caution tape around the burned area. Photo by Guadalupe Lazaro

School carried on today and classes were not canceled.

Image above: Burned bungalow classroom, photo by Guadalupe Lazaro

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