St. Joseph’s in Corunna closed after fire causes smoke damage


Students at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Corunna are learning from home today after a fire in the building.

In a letter to parents, Principal Colleen Cogghe says the fire started in a custodial room in the center of the school.

“Smoke filled the corridor throughout the building and set off the sprinkler system.  Because classroom doors were closed, damage at this time appears to be isolated to the corridor,” she wrote.

Cogghe says an environmental restoration company will be testing air quality and removing the odour of smoke from the building Monday.

Students can connect with their teachers on line, although Cogghe says that’s voluntary today.