Fire completely destroys Crestline Elementary School in Vancouver

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by Evan Sernoffsky, kgw.com staff

KREM.com

Posted on February 3, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Updated Sunday, Feb 3 at 10:17 AM

VANCOUVER – A three-alarm fire completely destroyed Crestline Elementary School in Vancouver early Sunday morning.

Officials said the blaze broke out around 3:17 a.m. at the school on Southeast 7th Street, which quickly ripped through the building rendering it a complete loss.

Firefighters from Vancouver and Portland battled the blaze that burned well into late Sunday morning. There were no reports of any injuries.

Teachers and students are without a school and district officials said there will be no school on Monday. They will be meeting soon to come up with a long-term plan for the getting the students back in school.

Firefighters said they were alerted about the fire from an alarm but do not yet know the official cause of the blaze.

Neighbors told KGW they heard children running around the school and others reported hearing fireworks overnight.

Investigators were working to determine the cause of the blaze. KGW will update this story as more information becomes available.

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