Power outage after electrical fire closes NDDHS for second day

The door to the electrical room at North Dundas District High School, photographed Wednesday morning, with contractor's truck visible at right. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

MAPLE RIDGE — North Dundas District High School remains closed today while the building remains without electricity following an electrical fire on Monday night.

It’s the second day the school has been closed to staff and students in the aftermath of that event.

Nation Valley News visited the school parking this morning and saw a contractor’s truck parked near the electrical room.

“There was a fire in the electrical panel around 10 p.m. on Monday night,” confirmed April Scott-Clarke, Interim Manager of Communications at the Upper Canada District School Board. “Custodians were on site when the fire alarm went off. The fire department did respond and put the fire out with a fire extinguisher. Our facilities department has been working to get it repaired and inspected so that power can be restored to the school and opened for students and staff.”

This article was edited to include confirmation that an electrical fire caused the ongoing power outage at the school.

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