Fire At Simi Valley Elementary School Forces Evacuations

SIMI VALLEY ( — Students and faculty at an elementary school in Simi Valley were evacuated Thursday after a fire broke out on campus.

The fire at Vista Elementary, 2175 Wisteria St., was reported at 9:35 a.m. in a single-story administration building, according to Ventura County Fire officials.

The school was evacuated around 9:55 a.m. and utilities were turned off, fire officials said.

Firefighters called a knockdown around 10:07 a.m., but the building reportedly sustained “significant” damage. Students were reported to be safe and there were no reports of injuries.

School was in session Thursday, but was on a modified schedule for Back To School night, according to the school’s website.

No other information was immediately available.


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