Small Brush Fire Prompts Closure Of Lewis-Palmer Elementary School

A small brush fire prompted Lewis-Palmer School District 38 officials to close the elementary school Monday.

Lewis-Palmer School District 38 released the following information:
Lewis-Palmer Elementary School will be CLOSED today due to a brush fire near the school. Children in the before school care program and any students already on school buses are being moved to Lewis-Palmer Middle School as a precaution. Students already at bus stops as of 8:21 a.m. will be picked up and taken to LPMS. Families should make arrangements to pick children up at LPMS as soon as possible. All students will be supervised at LPMS until they are picked up by a legal guardian.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says the brush fire was a small fire in someone's yard near the school. The fire was put out quickly and there was minimal damage done. The decision to close the school was made by district officials.

Classes at Lewis-Palmer Elementary School are scheduled to resume on normal schedule Tuesday, September 21.