Another fire forces evacuation at Chemainus high school

For the second time in eight days, Chemainus Secondary School was evacuated Friday due to a suspicious fire.

The report of the blaze came in about 1 p.m. Friday, with staff and the school’s about 350 students leaving the building safely.

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The fire was in a first-floor student washroom and was put out quickly by firefighters. The cause and the extent of the damage are not yet known.

The incident follows a Feb. 20 fire in a second-floor student washroom.

It led to classes being cancelled Feb. 20 and 21.

Cowichan Valley School District spokesman Mike Russell said school will be in session on Monday.

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