A fire that broke out Friday evening at Dormont Elementary School is under investigation.
According to the Dormont Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page, the fire department responded to a large fire at the Dormont Elementary School playground around 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, and were able to contain and extinguish the flames before they spread to the building.
Keystone Oaks communications director Jim Cromie was on scene as of 8:20 p.m. Friday night. Cromie said an arson unit was on scene looking at the damage, and that Superintendent William Stropkaj was on his way to the school to talk to employees and emergency personnel.
"We’re just going to go from here," Cromie said. "We’re not totally sure what happened at this point, but the fire department is investigating."
Cromie said there were teachers and other employees in the building when the fire broke out, and that a custodian saw smoke and called the fire department. He said without the actions of those in the building, the situation could have been worse.
Heavy damage to the playground area was reported.
Fire departments from Mt. Lebanon and Scott Township assisted.
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