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Fire closes school

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Sturgeon Creek School is closed temporarily today after a small fire in the electrical room there yesterday afternoon.

“As a precaution, resulting from a fire alarm that wasn’t a scheduled drill, the school was safely evacuated,” noted Darlene Madill, communications officer for the Rainy River District School Board.

“Emergency response services were immediately notified and quickly arrived on site,” she added.

Madill said the students were dismissed later in the day as the incident was investigated.

While the school temporarily is closing to students and staff today, staff were deployed to other schools.

“We will be communicating directly with parents to keep them informed,” Madill said.

The investigation into the fire is expected to continue today.

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