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Fire burns roof of new building at Fairview Elementary School

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FAIRVIEW, OR (KPTV) -

A fire burned the roof of a new building at Fairview Elementary School.

Firefighters responded to the school on the 200 block of Main Street in Fairview at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday.

All students had been released from the existing building at 2:10 p.m. as part of the normal school schedule.

Students were leaving in buses when the fire was reported. Staff members evacuated as a precaution.

“There are no reports of injury and all students and staff are safe. Reynolds School District is extremely grateful for the quick action of our local fire response,” according to a district statement.

Administrators said the fire was put out quickly and it was linked to roofing installation materials. Firefighters said the cause was determined to be accidental and it started in the packaging of new equipment. 

There was nobody on the roof working at the time. 

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