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UPDATE: Fire shuts down Delta's Heath school

Fire crews cleaning up after a blaze at Heath Traditional Elementary School in Delta. - Courtesy of CTV News
Fire crews cleaning up after a blaze at Heath Traditional Elementary School in Delta.
— image credit: Courtesy of CTV News

A North Delta elementary school is closed to students until at least Wednesday (April 16) after what appears to be a suspicious fire.

Just after 2 a.m. Monday, crews responded to a blaze at Heath Traditional Elementary school at 113 Street and 72 Avenue.

The fire was doused quickly, but not before one classroom was completely gutted. There's also a lot of smoke and water damage to the rest of the school. No one was hurt.

The school district says classes will resume Wednesday for Grades 1 to 7, but that kindergarten classes won't re-open until Thursday (April 17) due to "difficulties re-assembling" the kindergarten classroom.

Investigators are classifying the fire as suspicious, but are not sure whether the blaze was started inside our outside the building.

Heath Traditional has 232 students.

 

 

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