El Paso firefighters battled a large fire Sunday evening at the vacant Crosby Elementary School in the Northeast.
Video posted on social media showed dark smoke and flames coming out of the former school at 5411 Wren Ave., near Irvin High School in Northeast El Paso.
By about 5:30 p.m., the El Paso Fire Department had knocked down the fire and firefighters were checking for hot spots, the EPFD said in a tweet. There were no reported injuries.
Investigators were checking for the cause of the fire. The investigation continued Monday.
Crosby Elementary School closed at the end of the 2020-21 school year. Its students now attend Coach Archie Duran Elementary School at the former site of Dowell Elementary.
Crosby is the location of the El Paso Independent School District's Gene Roddenberry Planetarium. On Sunday evening, an EPISD spokesman said it initially appears the planetarium was not impacted by the fire.
Fifty firefighters and 19 vehicles responded to the fire, which started in one of the classrooms, El Paso Fire Department spokesman Enrique Dueñas-Aguilar said.
The classroom where the fire began was destroyed and the building had a partial collapse of the roof, Dueñas-Aguilar said. The fire also damaged at least two other classrooms.
This article originally appeared on El Paso Times: Fire burns vacant Crosby Elementary School in Northeast El Paso