East Chester Elementary in Henderson suffers electrical fire

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The Henderson Fire Department responded to an electrical fire at East Chester Elementary School Friday morning. Room 21 of East Chester Elementary is the only room that suffered damage from the fire. Damage costs are unknown at this time.

The City of Henderson Fire Department responded to a classroom fire at East Chester Elementary at 9:21 Friday morning.
According to a report, upon arriving on the scene, firefighters discovered smoke coming from room 21 on the south side of the building.
E & T Contracting was in the midst of sterilizing the east wing of the building with ozone disinfectant treatment for the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
The fire did not spread to other rooms, however nearby rooms also suffered minor smoke damage.
After further investigation, the fire was deemed to be electrical in nature. Laptops or tablets were stored and charging on a rolling cart which was found melted to the tile, determined to have been very near to or at the origin of the fire.
Chester County Director of Schools Troy Kilzer II said that damage costs are unknown at this time.