An elementary school in Kent was damaged early Monday after somebody broke in and started a fire, according to the fire department.
A fire alarm and an intruder alarm summoned firefighters and police about 2:45 a.m. to Horizon Elementary School in the 27600 block of 144th Avenue East.
A window was broken and a classroom was burning.
Crews quickly extinguished the blaze and discovered that someone lit paper on a bookshelf holding children’s artwork, Capt. Kyle Ohashi said.
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It is unknown who started the fire.
The school was not open Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The school is expected to reopen Tuesday, the district said.
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