Fire Reported at Rymfire Elementary School
At approximately 12:30 today, the fire alarm at Rymfire Elementary School was activated and all students were evacuated. It was determined a student had set fire to a paper towel dispenser located in Building 2. The sprinkler system kept flames to the single bathroom.
With the threat of severe weather in the area, the buildings on the other side of campus were determined safe and all students were then moved into those rooms as well as the gymnasiums. There were no injuries during this incident.
Crews with the Palm Coast Fire Department, as well as Flagler Schools Custodial are in the process of clearing the area of water and getting classrooms cleaned and students are returning to their classes. Students in the kindergarten and first grade classrooms are being moved to alternate rooms at this time, so that instruction can continue.
We do not anticipate this having a major impact on dismissal at 3:20. All after-school activities are still taking place.
Our cleanup crews will work throughout the weekend to ensure the affected classrooms will be ready for students Monday.