Preliminary reports are that an electrical outlet at the school caught fire.
Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada said the fire started when a wire shorted in an electrical outlet in the school's break room. The fire caused no real damage, he said.
"It was just very minor," Canada said.
City fire fighters responded to the scene shortly after the fire was reported around 6:30 p.m., Canada said. The fire was quickly contained, and never spread further than the outlet.
The electricity has been shut off from the break room and smoke is being cleared from the building, Canada said.
This story will be updated as developments warrant.