Fire breaks out at Auburn elementary school


AUBURN, Wash. - A fire broke out at an elementary school in Auburn Tuesday morning before school started.

The flames at Gildo Rey Elementary School, at 1005 37th Street Southeast, were reported at 7:55 a.m.

The Auburn Schools superintendent said the small fire was started in a classroom by a grow light that was being used for an experiment.  The light caught some papers on fire.

The fire was quickly put out by responding firefighters.

No one was inside the school at the time of the fire.  Arriving students were directed to the school gym.

Class is being held as usual, but the room where the fire occurred will not be used.

Other nearby classrooms may not be used either depending on air quality, according to the superintendent.