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Small arson fire at Elk Grove High School

A small fire at Elk Grove High school early Thursday morning was set by an arsonist, according to fire officials.

The fire on the exterior of a building was quickly extinguished by firefighters from the Cosumnes Fire Department who were on scene around 2 a.m. A janitor’s closet was broken into and a gas can and other items were used to start the blaze.

Damage is estimated at $5,000. Fire officials said that classes were not expected to be affected by the fire.

A witness said that a young person was seen running near the baseball fields around the time of the fire. Anyone with information is asked to call (916) 405-7118.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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