By: Red Pill | 09-13-2017 | News
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Fire Destroys Tampa Elementary School hours after Power Restored from Irma

Authorities in Tampa, Florida say that tragedy has struck one region twice this week alone.

First, the region was brutalized and battered by Hurricane Irma, which left many without power until today in the area, and now it seems a fire has burned down a local elementary school.

Firefighters say that a blaze occurred at Lee Elementary Magnet School of World Studies and Technology which was first reported to them on Tuesday evening around 6:45 PM.

Tampa Fire and Rescue spokesman Jason Penny said that the first firefighters to respond to the scene called in backup units because the Inferno has spread to catastrophic levels by the time they arrived.

Shortly after the backup units arrived they attempted to take control of the rising flames but were unable to counter the fire which had spread to engulf most of the building.

Despite their battles with the scorching fire the rooftop on the northeast side of the multiple story brick building collapsed, only causing the insulation to ignite which is near impossible to extinguish.

Penny said that fire didn't appear to be suspicious, but that regardless it would be later investigated.

He said investigators were considering whether the fire could be linked to restoration of electrical power in the area, and the potential that floods had damaged wiring and caused something to ignite once power was turned back on.

The school has been closed for over a week now because of the wrath of Hurricane Irma.


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