Updated at 1:50 p.m. with details from the school district.
A fire broke out early Thursday morning at DeSoto Independent School District's Service Center, officials said.
DeSoto firefighters responded to the scene around 4:30 a.m. at the 200 block of West Parkerville Road.
The district confirmed that PPE supplies were destroyed in the fire, including those from the state and some that were donated locally.
Because classes are starting virtually, it won't impact the start of school, and the district has reached out to suppliers to see what PPE they can replace, officials said.
Crews said flames were coming out through the roof when they arrived Thursday morning and said they had problems entering the building.
According to the fire chief, crews had to be extra careful because several chemicals inside the maintenance building caught fire.
The fire chief said firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to the office area in the building.
Firefighters are expected to remain on scene for a few more hours.