Fire closes Heath school in Delta

NORTH DELTA – Firefighters are investigating a suspicious fire that has closed Heath Traditional Elementary school in North Delta.


Delta School District spokeswoman Deneka Michaud said the fire was contained to a kindergarten classroom at the back of the school, in the 11300-block of 72nd Avenue.


The fire was reported at about 2:30 a.m. Monday.


The school’s website said Monday that the school was closed due to a "small fire" and advised parents, staff and students to stay tuned for further information. "The school will be closed until further notice as fire and water damage are assessed and repaired," the message read. Michaud said Monday morning that the district hopes to re-open the school for classes today (Tuesday).


On Monday, fire investigators examined the damage. "There’s definitely something suspicious about it," Sgt. Sarah Swallow, of the Delta Police, said of the fire.