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Photos: Fire Causes The Roof Of An L.A. Charter School To Collapse
A fire at a high school in South L.A. this afternoon caused part of the roof to collapse. The fire occurred at Animo South Los Angeles Charter High, KTLA reports. Crews responded to the blaze at 11100 S Western Ave. around 2:30 p.m. Luckily, school is out for the summer and no injuries have been reported.
Gabriel Sanchez, a spokesman for Green Dot schools, which runs the charter school under LAUSD told KCAL that typically during the summer, there's a lot of construction on school campuses. But it's too soon to say whether that might have been the cause of the blaze. It's also too soon to say where students will be going to classes in fall.
He told KCAL that the community is strong and he expects them to bounce back, "One of the great things about Green Dot public schools is that teachers, principals, are resilient and used to dealing with adversity, helping children overcome barriers in life."
KTLA also noted seeing a drone flying above the fire, which means closer footage could be on the way—though they're not sure who was flying the drone. Recently, a drone captured stunning footage of a burning yacht in in Chula Vista being consumed by flames.