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Posted: 10:23 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012
ALAMEDA, Calif. —
Arson investigators combed through a damaged classroom Wednesday after a suspicious early morning one-alarm fire broke out inside Alameda High School, officials said.
Capt. Jim Colburn of the Alameda Fire Department told KTVU that firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the school located on Encinal Ave. at around 3:26 a.m.
The fire was quickly extinguished but not before it damaged one classroom and burned some books.
Colburn said the fire was suspicious in nature. The blaze started on a counter in the classroom and a window was open when firefighters arrived.
The Alameda Fire Department has turned the investigation over to police investigators as a possible case of arson.
Alameda High student Eli Lustig told KTVU there have been some small suspicious fires at the school recently.
“Somebody has been lighting the trashcans on fire,” he said.
School officials conducted classes as usual with students who had classes in the damaged classroom moved to another room.
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