Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Fire investigation continues

Fire investigators are still working to determine the “how and why” of the fire that destroyed the school gymnasium and library. “We’re just trying to pinpoint the cause, but so far nothing yet,” said Fire Chief Mike Pintar late Tuesday. He added that at this point there is nothing to indicate there is anything suspicious with the fire.
Pintar was on the scene Tuesday afternoon with an investigator from the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office, Timmins fire department staff and school board officials.
Pintar says his department is reluctant to give any dollar value estimates for fear of clashing with insurance company estimates.
Unofficial estimates are that the damage to the school is several hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Students at the school are being transferred to other schools in the city, likely for the remainder of the school year.
Parents of senior kindergarten students are invited to an information meeting at Ecole St. Gerard tonight at 6:30 p.m. Parents of junior kindergarten students are invited to a seesion at Ecole Don Bosco Thursday at 6:30 p.m.


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