Manuel Dominguez High School in Compton will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday after a fire destroyed the school’s cafeteria the night before.
Los Angeles fire crews responded to the scene, located at 15301 S. San Jose Ave., around 7:15 p.m.
The fire was still very active four hours after firefighters got to the location, but was eventually extinguished.
It is unknown what led to the fire. No injuries were reported.
Aerial footage from Sky5 showed the massive blaze and the continued flares as flames burst through the roof of the structure.
The Compton Unified School District released a statement on Facebook late Tuesday confirming that classes will again not be held on campus Wednesday due to the fire, though students will be able to log on remotely, the district added.
“Sadly, the fire resulted in major structural damage to the cafeteria, seating area, and parent center. In an abundance of caution, campus will be closed to staff and students on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. Students are being encouraged to continue learning through their assignments on Google Classroom,” the district said.
Students who want to get breakfast or lunch can head to nearby Clinton Elementary School.