Students Temporarily Evacuated After Small Fire At Englesby Elementary
May 02, 2019 01:14AM
By Bill Gilman
Students from the Englesby Elementary School were evacuated temporarily Wednesday morning, after a small electrical fire broke out in one of the classrooms.
According to Superintendent of Schools Steven Stone, the students were taken a short distance across the education complex to Dracut High School, where they remained until Dracut Fire officials gave clearance to return.
"The fire occurred in a 3rd-grade classroom. The school was evacuated and the fire department extinguished the fire quickly. The matter is still under investigation," Stone wrote in a posting on the school district's Facebook page. "The administration, faculty and staff of Englesby and Dracut High School have been outstanding in their support of the students."
According to Stone, all of the counselors in the district were sent to the high school during the evacuation to help any of the young students who might have been dealing with anxiety caused by the incident.
While no injuries were reported, the father of one 3rd grader that was in the classroom where the fire broke out, said he took the child to a nearby urgent care center to be examined.
According to Stone, the fire is not considered to be suspicious in origin and there was only a small amount of damage done to the classroom where it began.
Below are the two Facebook posts from Superintendent Stone.