Update 4:37 p.m.
Louisville City Manager Tom Ault tells AkronNewsNow.com that crews have extinguished the fire on the roof of Louisville Middle School around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday after an apparent lightning strike.
There were no injuries to any students or staff members and a damage estimate is not known at this time.
Ault says the lightning strike is not a confirmed cause at this point, but upon arrival, firefighters could see smoke and fire coming from the roof of the school.
The Louisville Fire Department received some assistance from neighboring departments, including Canton and Plain Township.
Ault says its unknown at this time if classes will go on as scheduled at the middle school Thursday.
Keep checking with AkronNewsNow.com for more information on this developing story.
Authorities are saying Louisville Middle School in Stark County has been evacuated after a lightning strike caught the roof on fire Wednesday afternoon.
Firefighters are still on scene at the middle school battling the blaze.
NewsChannel 5 reports students at the school were evacuated around 2 p.m. and taken to Louisville High School. The TV station also reports multiple fire departments including Canton and Plain Township were called in to help extinguish the fire.
More information will come as soon as it's available.
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