A quick response from Edmonton firefighters Saturday morning after a fire broke out at a school under construction.
Crews rushed to Kim Hung School at Winterburn Road and 68th Avenue when a fire was reported around 4:30 a.m.
Edmonton Fire Rescue’s Kristi Bland said crews were on-scene by 4:37 a.m and spotted smoke on the roof.
She said firefighters worked quickly to contain the danger.
“There was some talk about propane tanks that I heard.” said Bland. “There were some on site. They were moved out of the way right away, so there’s no risk to any residents that are in the area.”
Bland said no one was in the building at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.
“The building is under construction. They were still able to access it, there were no issues with that, and at 5:25 (a.m.) the fire was called under control.”
Fire investigators are tallying damage, and hunting for a cause.
A fire spokesperson did not say how extensive the damage was or if the fire would delay the opening of the school.
According to Edmonton Public Schools, students who register at Kim Hung School for 2017-2018 will attend the nearby Michael Phair School until the winter break because of construction delays.
On Jan. 8, 2018, students and staff will move together to their permanent location at Kim Hung School. (ms, with files from Global News Edmonton)