Firefighters responded Wednesday to Red Mill Elementary School in Newberry Township for a small fire that broke out when a heating element malfunctioned, according to Newberry Township Fire Department Chief Gary Hatterer Jr.

Students were evacuated for about 45 minutes while firefighters investigated the fire, which was contained to the band room, Hatterer said.

The only damages were to the heating unit and there was a strong odor, he added.