Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports on February 12, 2016, at approximately 1:01 p.m., the Linn County 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received several calls reporting a fire at the Fairview Mennonite School located at 35100 Goltra Road, Albany. Dispatchers learned that school was still in session and children were being safely evacuated.
Fire personnel from Albany Fire Department were dispatched to the school and were able to contain the fire to one downstairs classroom. No injuries were reported and at this time, there is no estimate of damage to the building.
Albany Fire Department personnel requested a deputy to investigate the fire, believing it was suspicious.
At the time of this release, deputies are still on scene conducting their investigation.