Detroit school sustains serious damage in overnight fire

May 10, 2011
Blaze began in the attic of the five-story Paul Robeson Academy

From The Detroit News: A fire early today has heavily damaged Paul Robeson Academy in Detroit. No one was hurt. The blaze started in the attic of the five-story brick building. Fire officials say the call came in at 4:15 a.m. today, but the fire was probably smoldering for far longer. Investigators did not know how the fire began. Robeson has about 700 students in grades pre-K through eight. About 200 Kindergarten and pre-K students are housed in a a separate building on the Robeson campus that was not affected by the fire and will be able to continue their classes there. The other students will finish out the year at the nearby Thurgood Marshall Elementary School.

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