|All kids safe in Southeast Portland fire|
Story by Larry Fitzpatrick - The Oregon Herald
|Published on Tuesday November 10, 2009 - 2:13 PM|
All children are reported to have been evacuated and are safe.The school facilitates student in kindergarten through eighth grade. At 85 years old, it is one of the oldest schools in the city. Fire alarms reportedly rang as the fire began, prompting an orderly evacuation. One witness said she thinks the fire started near a gymnasium.
Another woman who lives near the school and was once a student said she smelled a burning odor before the fire broke out.