Two school maintenance workers were injured and Sand Gap Elementary was evacuated Wednesday morning after a boiler in the basement of the building exploded.
The injured men were taken by ambulance to a hospital in Berea, emergency management director Greg Hayes said. Both suffered burns, but the extent of their injuries was unclear.
No students were injured, Hayes said. The explosion doesn’t appear to have caused major damage to the building.
Many of the students at the school were picked up by parents after the explosion, Hayes said. Others were taken to McKee Elementary School.
Officials are working to determine the cause of the explosion, Hayes said.
The state fire marshal has given approval for staff and students to return to Sand Gap Elementary on Thursday, according to the Jackson County Public Schools Facebook page.