PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Wednesday, May 18, at 10:50am police patrols and Fire Department were directed to the Sister Borgia Primary School on Cannegieter Street in connection with several reports of a fire at that school.
On the scene, investigating officers learnt that a possible electrical fire had started in one of the classrooms, which caused quite a lot of smoke to come out of the building.
The teachers safely executed the fire emergency plan, by immediately evacuating all students from the Sister Borgia Primary School to the St. Joseph School on Front Street.
The Fire Department arrived on the scene shortly after and immediately took control of the situation.
Cannegieter Street was temporarily closed off, and motorists had to use alternative routes to get to their destination. No one was injured during the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.