COMPTON ( — Fire crews Wednesday were battling a blaze in the girls’ gym area of Roosevelt Middle School.

Heavy smoke could be seen billowing from the fire, which started around 1:25 p.m. in the 1200 block of East Alondra Boulevard, according to the Compton Fire Department.

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Classes were dismissed early, so there was no need to evacuate students or staff. However, a 99 Cents Only store across the street was evacuated.

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County firefighters were assisting the Compton Fire Department.

All after-school activities were cancelled.

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No injuries were reported.