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Crews battle fire at Rand Road Elementary in Garner

Posted July 19, 2011

— Emergency crews were battling a fire and heavy smoke at Rand Road Elementary School in Garner Tuesday morning.

The call came in shortly after 5 a.m. Firefighters responded to 300 Arbor Greene Drive and were able to contain the blaze to one classroom, but smoke filled other parts of the building.

There was no word on the extent of the damage or how the fire started. 

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  • dae66 Jul 19, 2011

    edith wharton: duh.. insurance! By the way, the billionaire who do not pay taxes line is getting a bit old.

  • suziecubbear Jul 19, 2011

    I had a fire that was intentionally started in my classroom during my first year of teaching. Certainly praying for the staff at Rand Road.

  • Fuquay Resident Jul 19, 2011

    @edith wharton - Schools have insurance just like homeowners.

  • drsickles Jul 19, 2011

    Hope the damage isn't too extensive, and they're able to able to begin the year with little impact.

  • keepin_it_real_is_a_liberal Jul 19, 2011

    Fire insurance?

  • edith wharton Jul 19, 2011

    Wonder where they will find the money to repair the school since we are, apparently, so broke? Hey, maybe one of those billionaires who doesn't pay taxes will donate the money!

  • Rebelyell55 Jul 19, 2011

    Glad it was not too bad.

  • sczarnecki Jul 19, 2011

    This story is about Fire,nothing else!

  • Garnerwolf1 Jul 19, 2011

    Anyone know why it was decided to change many of these schools from YR to only one track? Track 4 is the nearest to traditional. Might just as well make the school traditional because with only one track, you lose many of the benefits of YR. Makes no sense to me.

  • hwray Jul 19, 2011

    This is one of the schools that got switched this year...they are year round, but have not started yet...which is certainly a blessing. Reports say that it was contained to one classroom, but lots of smoke damage. Teachers were due back for work session next week.