Authorities investigating fire at Tucson Country Day School

KOLD News 10-10:30 p.m. recurring
Published: Jan. 23, 2022 at 1:52 PM MST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2022 at 10:32 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Authorities are investigating a fire at Tucson Country Day School that happened on Saturday, Jan. 22. The fire destroyed four of the school’s vans.

“It was a really heartbreaking week for it to happen. There are a lot of sports things going on this week and field trips this week they needed those vans for,” said Allan Stockellburg, a parent and the school board president.

His wife Erin is involved with the school’s parent group. Their two kids are students at the school. They said the fire also damaged an area of the kitchen and destroyed a large freezer.

“That’s another big hit this week. They will have to rebuy a lot of that food and readjust how lunch works. In a year of confusion for a lot of students this is going to add to that,” Allan Stockellburg said.

The Stockellburg’s helped with cleanup efforts Sunday morning.

“There was a tremendous amount of work put into just cleaning up everything and covering up everything so that the primary focus is on the kids, their environment and interactions,” Erin Stockellburg said.

Teachers, parents and students helped to paint over graffiti that was found around the campus and on the preschool.

“It’s a difficult thing but we are trying to focus on the impact of the community coming together,” Erin Stockellburg said. “How all the teachers and staff were there this morning helping to clean and paint over the graffiti.”

The Tucson Police Department said they’re continuing to investigate alongside Tucson Fire, they but haven’t released any suspect information.

A GoFundMe page was set up to support Tucson Country Day School. Find a link to donate, here.

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