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No damage caused by small fire at Ferndale high school

FERNDALE — Firefighters rushing to a report of a possibly burning high school Thursday afternoon, Nov. 21, arrived to find a couple of kids had lit some paper, leaves and a phone book on fire outside a door, according to the Ferndale School District.

Someone called 911 around 3:50 p.m. to report flames in a doorway of a building at Windward High School at 5275 Northwest Drive, the former site of North Bellingham Elementary.

That particular building has been condemned, and it didn't take any damage. The small fire was outside in a covered area, far enough from the door, said Mark Deebach, the assistant district superintendent of business and operations.

It wasn't clear if the culprits had been caught as of Thursday evening.

Witnesses described the arsonists as "young people," Deebach said. No other description was available from the school district.

Update at 5:30 p.m. Friday I checked in with Deebach this afternoon, but there was nothing new to report, he said.

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