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Weekend blaze hits Central Coast school campus

Santa Barbara County Fire Department
A Sunday afternoon fire heavily damaged an elementary school classroom in Orcutt.

Firefighters knock down blaze quickly, but a classroom at Orcutt’s Joe Nightingale School was heavily damaged.

Investigators are trying to figure out what started a fire which heavily damaged an elementary school classroom on the Central Coast.

An alarm alerted Santa Barbara County, and Santa Maria firefighters to the blaze at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Orcutt’s Joe Nightingale School.

The blaze was knocked down in about ten minutes, but not before causing heavy damage to the modular classroom. The classroom was locked, and unoccupied at the time. No one was injured.