Fire cancels classes at Catholic prep school in Clifton

An early morning fire sent firefighters from four towns racing to Saint Philip the Apostle Preparatory School on Valley Road in Clifton, authorities said.

A fire with heavy smoke was reported about 1:45 a.m. Thursday in the school’s ceiling, a fire official said. No injuries were reported.

Father Matt Jasniewicz, who lives in the 5-building complex, said he woke up when the fire first began.

“I was awakened by the alarm from the system (which) is connected with all the buildings here on this campus,” Jasniewicz told News12.

Saint Philip the Apostle Preparatory School will be closed Thursday, the school announced on …read more

Source: NJ.com Passaic

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