FIRE DAMAGES CHATSWORTH HIGH ASBESTOS REMOVAL MAY HAVE TRIGGERED SCHOOL BLAZE.Byline: Jason Kandel Staff Writer
CHATSWORTH - Arson arson, at common law, the malicious and willful burning of the house of another. Originally, it was an offense against the security of habitation rather than against property rights. investigators were looking Monday into the cause of a suspicious fire that damaged seven classrooms at Chatsworth High School, which is closed for asbestos cleanup.
Although the fire complicates the cleanup work, it is not expected to delay the school's reopening Reopening
Treasury offerings of additional amounts of outstanding issues, rather than an entirely new issue. A reopened issue will always have the same maturity date, CUSIP number, and interest rate as the original issue. Wednesday, said a spokesman for the Los Angeles Unified School District The Los Angeles Unified School District (the "LAUSD") is the largest (in terms of number of students) public school system in California and the second-largest in the United States. Only the New York City Department of Education has a larger student population. .
``We've called in additional workers today to make sure we can get the school open by Wednesday,'' district spokesman Shel Erlich said.
Los Angeles Fire Department The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), also known as the Los Angeles City Fire Department to distinguish it from the Los Angeles County Fire Department. It is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the city of Los Angeles. spokesman Bob Collis said that arson investigators were probing the incident, but he declined to elaborate.
The fire apparently broke out inside a computer lab at 9:40 p.m. Sunday, Fire Department spokesman Jim Wells Jim Wells MLA (born 27 April 1957) is a politician from the Democratic Unionist Party and a deputy speaker of the Transitional Assembly (Northern Ireland).
Wells is one of six Assembly members for South Down. said. Firefighters extinguished ex·tin·guish
tr.v. ex·tin·guished, ex·tin·guish·ing, ex·tin·guish·es
1. To put out (a fire, for example); quench.
2. To put an end to (hopes, for example); destroy. See Synonyms at abolish.
3. the blaze in 20 minutes, but not before it caused $235,000 in damage to surrounding classrooms and the lab. The heaviest damage occurred in the computer lab, which was filled with new terminals that the school had installed just two weeks ago, Principal Dan Wyatt said Monday.
Wyatt said four unaffected classrooms had been rewired to accommodate the computer lab work, but it was unknown if that was what started the fire.
Portable classrooms will be set up on campus to replace those that were damaged.
Asbestos cleanup operations began at the school Saturday, a day after officials said they became aware of an asbestos problem at the school at 10027 Lurline Ave. during a routine inspection of Proposition BB electrical maintenance and repair work.
Wyatt said Friday that workers may have cut through asbestos-containing materials in the ceiling. After another check, officials closed the campus.
School administrators, faculty and parents will meet in the school gym at 6:30 p.m. tonight to discuss asbestos work and the fire investigation, Erlich said.
Photo: Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region, Air Quality Management District inspector Israel Laurance enters fire-damaged Chatsworth High.
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