LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Multiple fire crews were on scene at the Walter French school building in Lansing Monday afternoon.

Lansing Fire Chief Michael Tobin told 6 News that they got the call at 2:50 p.m. and when crews arrived there was black smoke coming from the roof where the old gym was

When 6 News arrived around 3:05 p.m. some gray smoke could be seen coming from the building, but no flames.

Tobin said most of the time the crews were clearing smoke out of the building. The fire was knocked out in about 15 minutes. There were at least six fire trucks in the area.

Officials told 6 News that no one was hurt and the damage is still be assessed, but the fire was kept in the gym.

One of the fire trucks has it’s ladder on the building with fire fighters up on top.

Tobin said the crews were on the roof to make sure the fire didn’t spread or compromise the structure.

Walter French is a historical building that used to be a junior high school.

In September it was announced that $18.2 million had been set aside to turn the building into affordable housing units.

The Capital Area Housing Partnership was on scene and said they had no comments until they heard from the Lansing Fire Department.