Education Ministry investigating Thursday's fire at El Dorado East Secondary

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 20:00

The Ministry of Education says that clean-up operations have begun at the El Dorado East Secondary School after a fire broke out on Thursday around 1.45 pm.

Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire.

The Ministry says that initial reports indicate the fire took place in the ceiling of a Form Four classroom located at Block E, Room 41 and was subsequently contained by security officials who were alerted and responded with fire extinguishers.

Firefighters then managed to extinguish the fire.

The Ministry says that students from Forms 1 to 4 who occupy Block E were asked to stay away from classes today as there is water damage in the adjacent classrooms.

The Ministry says that students writing mock examinations were asked to attend classes.

It says that it is continuing investigations into the incident and takes seriously any damage to school property which can cause endangerment to the lives of students and teachers.