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Albany pulls together in wake of fire: 'We're going to get past this'

Albany pulls together in wake of fire: 'We're going to get past this' »Play Video
The fire broke out shortly after 3 a.m. Firefighters expected to be on scene throughout the day.

Investigators are exploring whether a fire at South Albany High School and a nearby explosion involving propane tanks and a travel trailer are linked or not - and have not ruled out arson as a possible cause.

Students watched in disbelief as the school smoldered through the day. Classes are canceled Thursday, and no classes were planned for Friday.

Nearly 600 students depend on the kitchen at South Albany for their breakfast and lunch, including students at other schools.

 

'A pretty devastating blow': Fire burns Albany high school building

'A pretty devastating blow': Fire burns Albany high school building »Play Video
The fire is in a building that houses four classrooms, the band room and the cafeteria, South Albany High School Principal Brent Belveal said.

Fire crews battled a four-alarm fire on the South Albany High School campus early Wednesday morning.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Jenny Krause

Prep Athlete of the Week: Jenny Krause

Sheldon High School junior Jenny Krause has been playing golf alongside her sister for most of her life.

Watch KMTR NewsSource 16 Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for Prep Athlete of the Week

Gov. Kate Brown visits Albany in wake of high school fire

Gov. Kate Brown visits Albany in wake of high school fire

Gov. Kate Brown toured the scene and met with students affected by the April 1 fire that destroyed the cafeteria, band room and other facilities at South Albany High School.

PHOTOS: South Albany High School fire

PHOTOS: South Albany High School fire
Fire crews battled a four-alarm fire on the South Albany High School campus early Wednesday morning. The fire burned a building that houses four classrooms, the band room and the cafeteria, South Albany High School Principal Brent Belveal said. (Photo courtesy Dennis Weis)