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St. Andrews School start date delayed due to fire

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Posted at 11:41 PM, Sep 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-02 00:31:10-04

RICHMOND, Va. - After wrapping up a summer long renovation project at St. Andrews School in Richmond, the school saw a setback after Sunday afternoon.

"A fire broke out in one in one of the air conditioning units," said Michelle Rosman, Director of Marketing and Communications at St. Andrew's School.

The school in Richmond is one that works to provide a quality education for children from families with limited financial resources.

No one was injured in the fire, but there is water damage on several of the floors of the school.

St. Andrews Fire

"There was a lot of water dripping through the ceilings and lying on the floor," said Rosman.

The school had already planned to close during the week of the UCI Championship Bike Races because of all the expected traffic.

However now, because of the fire, opening day of the school will not be until September 28.

"For some of our families, childcare is a concern and they expected to be coming back to school next Tuesday but now there will be a couple of more weeks that they have to look for something that they weren't expecting so that is our primary concern," said Rosman.

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While the decision to open later isn't an ideal one for parents, Wanda Garrard says they are all maintaing a positive attitude about the situation.

She said St. Andrew's School isn't just a school, but more like a family.

"I just look at it like all of us pulling together doing what we need to do to help, because we're all a village and we are all a family and we just got to do what we got to do," said Garrard.