Laugalækjarskóli elementary school was set on fire last night, RÚV reports The Fire Department finished their operations around 4 AM this morning but all available staff were called to fight the fire after 1 AM. The fire was behind a paneling in a connective structure in the building and spread upwards and into the roof of the building.
Fire chief Finnur Hilmarsson, states that it’s pretty certain the fire was caused by arson. “it’s outside and there’s nothing that can cause a fire in this location at this hour besides arson,” Finnur told RÚV. The case is being investigated by the police.
The school office told RÚV that the fire would not cause classes to be cancelled. Most of the damage was in a new part of the school building that houses the offices of teachers and other staff. School staff was shaken by the news.