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Fire forces students out of east Toronto high school

04/25/2012 01:25 EDT | Updated 06/25/2012 05:12 EDT

A three-alarm fire at an east-end high school has forced students out of the building and ended classes for the day.

The fire broke out at the Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute near Danforth and Greenwood avenues on Wednesday morning.

The school called the fire department after a heat detector went off in the drama room.

Students and teachers were evacuated. No injuries were reported.

It is believed that a classroom inside the school filled with black smoke.

Shortly before noon, the Toronto District School Board announced that classes had been cancelled at the school for the rest of the day as a result of the fire.

The board has also announced plans for where students from Danforth Tech will attend school over the next two days.

On Thursday and Friday, Grade 9 and 10 students will relocate to Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute, Grade 11 and 12 students will be at Monarch Park Collegiate Institute, and special education students will be bused to Wilkinson Public School.

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