Red Wing students learn at home after cafeteria fire

(ABC6 News) – Red Wing students in grades 7-12 are learning from home today, after a fire broke out in the Red Wing High School cafeteria ceiling Wednesday night.

The fire began shortly after 8 p.m. in the Courtyard Cafe, according to a Facebook post by Red Wing Public Schools.

Superintendent Karsten Anderson said the initial reports pointed to a lighting ballast above the cafeteria. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The fire was contained by 8:45 p.m.

According to the Red Wing Fire Department, crews from the city and surrounding area remained on-scene for 90 minutes to ventilate and overhaul the area.

The building sustained minor fire and smoke damage, according to a press release by the Red Wing Fire Department.