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Crews Battle Structure Fire Near School in Danvers, Massachusetts

Authorities battled a 2-alarm structure fire near a prep school in Danvers, Massachusetts.

The blaze was reported at about 5:30 a.m. on Spring Street, near St. John's Preparatory School. 

Aerial footage from NBC10 Boston's Sky Ranger Helicopter showed plumes of thick smoke coming from the structure. At least a dozen firefighters are responding to the scene.

As a result of the fire, Nichols Street was been shut down from Route 62 as a result, according to St. John's. Traffic was diverted to Summer Street to enter the school on Wednesday.

Classes will resume as scheduled, with a freshman class meeting at 8 a.m. and students in grades nine through 11 will begin class at 9 a.m. as normal.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Injuries associated with the blaze were not immediately reported.

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