UPDATE: Spring Creek Elementary School Principal Pihl Iannarone said Monday afternoon that he expects the school to reopen next Monday, after fire damaged the boiler room in a separate maintenance building. He said the fire was contained to one side of the building that had a firewall running down the middle. The fire happened during Thanksgiving week in which the students were to attend only on Monday and Tuesday. So, Iannarone said, the school was “fortunate” in that the mishap occurred when the school had a short week. He said the staff of the school may report back to the facility on Tuesday, as power has been restored to the building.
Spring Creek Elementary School will be closed on Monday due to a fire in a maintenance building.
According to East Ridge Fire Chief Mike Williams, firefighters were called to the school at 1100 Spring Creek Road at about 3:20 a.m. Monday on a commercial fire alarm. When they arrived they found the maintenance building was on fire producing heavy smoke. The 30-foot by 50-foot building is behind the main structure of the school. Chief Williams said the building provides the school with all utilities.
Chief Williams said the school will be closed on Monday as crews from Hamilton County schools evaluate the damage.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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