Just days before the new school year was scheduled to begin, a fire caused lots of damage at a southern Kentucky Christian school.
The fire broke out early Tuesday morning at Jordan Christian Academy in Burnside, in Pulaski County.
The fire destroyed the middle part of the building, and officials think it started in the kitchen.
The classrooms were spared from the fire. A police officer patrolling the area spotted the fire and called for help.
Officials say that quick alert, and the fact fire walls were put in during a recent remodeling of the school, kept the fire from destroying the entire building.
"The fire walls held up well," Rev. Billy Miller of Jordan Christian Academy said. "It (the fire) seemed to get the cafeteria area, and the fellowship hall of our school building."
School officials say they believe the fire was accidental.
Between 40 and 70 students attend the school.
School officials plan to hold a meeting Tuesday night at 7 to determine the direction of the upcoming school year.