Smoke prompts evacuation at Rice

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Firefighters responded to a South Burlington school Thursday.

Smoke was found in the basement at Rice Memorial High late Thursday afternoon and students were evacuated, along with some coaches and staff.

South Burlington firefighters told us it appears a transformer in the basement failed and the fire was electrical. No word yet on any other damage.

Thursday evening activities scheduled in the building are canceled.