Second fire at high school

For the second time this year, Ottawa firefighters are investigating afire at a classroom portable at South Carleton High School.

For the second time this year, Ottawa firefighters are investigating a fire at a classroom portable at South Carleton High School.

At 3:22 a.m., Ottawa firefighters received a report of a fire at South Carleton High School, said Ottawa fire platoon Chief Dave Stephenson.

The fire at 3673 McBean St. in Richmond “completely destroyed” one portable and damaged two others which were located behind the main school building, said Stephenson.

The fire, which was attended by 35 firefighters with 11 apparatus, was under control by 4:16 a.m.

There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters, but the fire caused $300,000 in damage to structures and $50,000 to the contents.

“It was a big fire,” said Stephenson.

The fire department and police are now investigating where and how the fire started.

This is the second fire involving portables at the school this year, said Stephenson. Firefighters attended an early morning fire at South Carleton in late February.

Firefighters aren’t commenting on whether this incident is considered suspicious.

 
 
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