FDNY Puts Out Fire on Roof of LaGuardia High School

By Ben Fractenberg on September 9, 2010 9:15am 

The FDNY responded to a fire at LaGuardia High School early Wednesday morning.
The FDNY responded to a fire at LaGuardia High School early Wednesday morning.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

UPPER WEST SIDE — A fire broke out early Thursday morning on the roof of LaGuardia High School on the Upper West Side.

The fire happened around 1:00 a.m. at the renowned performing arts high school on Amsterdam Avenue when debris on the 12th floor roof caught fire, the FDNY said. At least one construction worker was there at the time, but there were no injuries reported, officials said.

The high school was made famous in the 80s by the movie "Fame" and is known for prestigious music and performing arts curriculum. 

Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes Leon, 13, started her first day of classes at the famous school on Wednesday. She is in LaGuardia’s drama department studying to become an actress just like her mom.

A classmate of Leon told the Daily News she “seems like a normal person,” while photogs waited outside of LaGuardia to snap photos of the teen on her first day of high school.

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