Overnight fire scare at Cathedral Catholic School in Pembroke
Quick reaction by the Pembroke Fire Department likely saved Cathedral Catholic School from sustaining major damage overnight on Oct. 19.
At approximately 2 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire alarm activation at the school located on Isabella Street in Pembroke.
The fire department said, in a press release issued later that same day, that the alarm was activated by a rooftop air exchange unit that was burning internally.
“Quick containment of the fire to the unit avoided further spread to the roof and supporting structure however, the school sustained a large amount of smoke damage,” the release stated.
The school was closed Wednesday but is expected to be open again for classes on Monday, Oct. 24.
Approximately 10 firefighters and three trucks responded, as did member of the Ontario Provincial Police.