Firefighters have brought a two-alarm blaze under control at the construction site of the new Montour High School on Clever Road in Robinson Township, Allegheny County. Video from television helicopters showed a lot of smoke billowing from the site.
There are no reports of injuries. Officials at the scene believe the fire, which broke out around 12:30 p.m., might be related to welding work that was being done on the building's roof.
The $47 million reconstruction of the high school was scheduled to be completed in time for the 2011-12 school year. At this time, it is too early to tell how the fire will affect that timetable.
During the current school year, classes for the high school students are being held at the David Williams Middle School while the renovations are being made.