Destroyed

Three classrooms were gutted after a fire at Fairmount High School. Fire and Rescue spokesman Theo Layne said it took 12 firefighters about an hour to extinguish the blaze in the early hours of Thursday September 28. The cause was undetermined, but principal Terrence Klassen believes it was an electrical fault. The three classrooms beneath those gutted by the fire suffered water damage. “Our main concern is to get the rubble from the damaged classrooms cleared as the roof is asbestos and could pose a threat to pupils.” Alternative accommodation for teaching is being sought as pupils’ safety is a priority, he said.