Indiana area elementary school closed for the rest of the year following fire

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UPDATE: An Indiana County elementary school will be closed for the rest of the academic year as a result of the fire that occurred Friday, April 16.

According to the Indiana Area School District, the fire at Eisenhower Elementary destroyed modular classrooms and caused extensive smoke and water damage to the rest of the building.

The district plans to move students to other schools starting Wednesday. Today and Tuesday will be remote instruction days.

The cause of the fire has not be released.

The original story can be found below:

INDIANA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Emergency crews responded to a fire early Friday morning at a school in the Indiana Area School District.

Just before 2 a.m., Indiana Borough police were on scene and confirmed a working fire in several trailers. Crews worked for four hours to extinguish the blaze.

The superintendent for the school district says they’ve made arrangements for the time being until they’re able to learn more details.

“Today’s a remote learning day. We’re going to look at every other option and see what we can do to make sure we open our schools in a safe and secure manner,” said Superintendent Michael Vuckovic. “We value in-person learning. We want that to continue but right now we have to look at our options and see where we’re at.”

The state police fire marshall is reportedly conducting an investigation.

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