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Fire destroys Eola Hills Charter School

Schoolhouse given a fresh coat of paint a few weeks ago

Marcus Larson / News-Register<br><b>
Firefighters work to extinguish blaze at Eola Hills Charter School Thursday afternoon. Students and staff escaped without harm.</b>
Marcus Larson / News-Register
Firefighters work to extinguish blaze at Eola Hills Charter School Thursday afternoon. Students and staff escaped without harm.
Submitted photo<br><b>
Parents, students and other volunteers repainted the Eola Hills Charter School a few weeks ago. The small charter school was originally called the Ballston Community School.</b>
Submitted photo
Parents, students and other volunteers repainted the Eola Hills Charter School a few weeks ago. The small charter school was originally called the Ballston Community School.

Oct 3, 2013


News-Register Staff

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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