A Wednesday morning fire at Hunnewell Elementary School at 28 Cameron St., in Wellesley closed the school for the day and will keep it closed until Monday, May 20.
The Hunnewell Fun Fair, slated for this Friday, is being postponed until Friday, May 31.
According to Wellesley Public Schools Superintendent David Lussier, the fire affected 2 classrooms and is not believed by the Fire Department to be suspicious. The Fire Department believes the fire was electrical in nature.
Lussier wrote: “Before we can safely re-open the building, several important things need to happen. We are conducting tests of surfaces and air quality throughout the entire school to ensure that no potentially hazardous materials became airborne outside of the affected classrooms. We are also assessing all electrical, fire detection, and other building systems to ensure that nothing was compromised and that all of our systems are fully operational.
As each of these comprehensive steps will take time and after consulting with the many on-site experts at the scene, Hunnewell will remain closed until Monday, May 20th. If for any reason that date moves as a result of the testing and clean-up, we will communicate further details to the Hunnewell community.”
The community is asked to steer clear of the area, including the playground, while the investigation and cleanup continue.