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Creative Arts Charter School Neighborhood Fire Damage

On December 22, 2011 two residential buildings adjacent to the Partimus-supported Creative Arts Charter School (CACS) were engulfed in fire. The fire caused extensive smoke and water damage to the CACS and caused them to lose six classrooms, including their art studio, cafeteria, community meeting space, and library.

Partimus Executive Director Christian Einfeldt visited the school on the night of the fire and reported:

The east wall got scorched, and there is extensive water damage throughout the lower school, grades k thru 5.

The principal’s east windows caught fire, as did the art teacher’s east windows, and the same for the library and the main office.  The fire was mostly to the exterior, fortunately, but all of those windows were punched out by SFFD.

There is water in many of the classrooms, because the sprinklers activated.

Remarkably, all of our Linux computers were spared as far as I could see!  Not a single one of our Linux computers were damaged in any way!

We are thankful for what was spared, but public schools in California continue to be underfunded and incidents like this one can be very painful for a school to weather even with government aid and insurance. They are asking the community to donate what they can to help, learn more at:

Details about our deployment at CACS can be found here:

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