Minor damage from fire at new Marshall school

Posted: Tuesday, October 05, 2010

ANCHORAGE - There was only minor damage from a fire started by kindergartners at the new school in Marshall.

The Anchorage Daily News reports three children were playing with lighters and ignited cardboard boxes last Thursday, three days after the $25 million school opened in the Yukon River village.

They were playing under the bleachers in the gym.

Lower Yukon School District capital projects director Carl John says the sprinkler system stopped the fire from spreading, but a few floor tiles might have been damaged by water.

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