Suspicious fire causes damage at Eastview Middle School

A small roof fire at Eastview Middle School caused minimal damage on Sunday night.

A small roof fire at Eastview Middle School caused minimal damage on Sunday night.

Cody McClintock, associate superintendent with Red Deer Public Schools, said cleanup will cost a few hundred dollars.

“It will be fixed today. It will not affect the start up of the school,” McClintock said on Monday.

At about 7 p.m., a nearby resident reported a small amount of smoke coming from the roof of the school at 3929 40th Ave.

Red Deer Emergency Services say the fire, which affected a 1.5-by-1.5-metre area above the main entrance, was knocked down quickly.

“It appears someone got access to the roof. It appears it was deliberately set from what I understand. The police are investigating,” McClintock said.

A small amount of water that leaked down into the main entrance area of the school needed to be cleaned up.

Classes at Red Deer Public Schools resume on Sept. 3.

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