Firefighters were called to the former Webster Elementary School in Hillsboro Sunday evening, where smoke was seen rolling out of the main structure at approximately 6:11pm.
Hillsboro Fire Department told WCHO News Sunday evening that the fire appears to have started in the basement area of the building, causing heavy smoke damage, although there was no serious structural damage to the building.
Firefighters had cleared the scene by about 9:30pm.
The West Walnut Street school used to be the K through third grade for Hillsboro City School, before it was sold to Hillsboro Church of Christ. There has been a "For Sale" sign on the marquee in recent days.