Parkcrest Elementary School Fire

Parkcrest Elementary School Fire

Update: September 6, 2019 08:00
Kamloops Fire Rescue (KFR) is still on scene at Parkcrest Elementary, putting out hotspots.  KFR will maintain crews at the school for the majority of the day today.

September 5, 2019

At 17:08 on Thursday September 5th, Kamloops Fire and Rescue (KFR) received a 911 call and an alarm notification regarding a fire at Parkcrest Elementary, 2170 Parkcrest Ave.  KFR responded immediately and  escalated the response to a second alarm within minutes, thereby deploying all possible resources and ten pieces of KFR apparatus -- including two aerial devices, four fire engines, and a rescue vehicle.  

The School District advises parents of Parkcrest students to keep children home tomorrow and during the week of September 9-13 as the School District and the City work on plans for continuum of education for these students. Updates on plans for school will be posted over the course of the next week at www.parkcrest.sd73.bc.ca