Fire breaks out at vacant Greensboro elementary school

  • Source: WFMY-TV CBS 2 Greensboro
  • Published: 10/07/2021 10:39 AM

Greensboro firefighters were called to a fire at Peeler Elementary School Thursday afternoon. The fire was reported sometime after 12 p.m. at the vacant school on Randall Street. Fire officials said smoke was coming through the roof at one point. The fire is now under control. Officials said the fire started in the library, but a cause hasn't been determined. The fire was contained to that room only, but the damage was extensive. "It’s a vacant structure we arrive to find heavy smoke showing from the building. We actually have about 70 firefighters here. The situation is under control, the fire is under investigation," said Greensboro Fire Chief Jim Robinson. Peeler Elementary hasn't been in operation since it was damaged during the April 2018 tornado. It was one of three schools damaged by the tornados, along with Erwin Montessori and Hampton Elementary Schools.


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