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UPDATE: Arson suspected in overnight fire at Delta elementary school; reopens Wednesday for all students

The cause of the fire is unknown but a large portion of the school was damaged.
The cause of the fire is unknown but a large portion of the school was damaged. Global News screenshot

UPDATE: Heath Traditional School will re-open for all students on April 16.

Investigators believe arson may be to blame for an overnight fire at a Delta elementary school.

Smoke and flames were first reported around 2:30 a.m. Monday at Heath Traditional School near 113th Street and 72nd Avenue.

It’s still not clear where the fire started but officials say a large part of the building has been damaged by water and smoke.

District officials say the building will be closed until further notice. Arson investigators will be back on-scene Monday morning.

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