Fire destroys Eola Hills Charter School
Schoolhouse given a fresh coat of paint a few weeks ago
Oct 3, 2013
AMITY— Firefighters from multiple agencies responded about 1 p.m. today to a two-alarm fire at the Eola Hills Charter School, a small school that's part of the Amity School District.
The structure is a total loss, according to Amity Fire Chief Bruce Hubbard. A cause has not been determined.
The school is located in an old building at 7575 Bethel Road, several miles south of Amity and just east of the McCoy Junction. Arriving firefighters said flames were showing from the back of the building. They said heavy black smoke was coming from the roof. Smoke could be seen from Highway 99W.
The single-story wood building was evacuated and power to the building was shut off.
Eola Hills Charter School was called the Ballston Community School until this year. It started in the old Ballston school several years and moved to the Bethel Road location a year ago. Parents and other volunteers painted and spruced up the building last summer.
See Friday's print edition for additional details.
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