“Suspicious” Fire Breaks Out at Bolsa Grande High School in Garden Grove

One firefighter was injured while battling a three-alarm blaze that destroyed classrooms at a Garden Grove high school Sunday afternoon, officials said.

The firefighter was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries to his hands and feet.

No one else was inside the classrooms during the time of the fire.

The fire at Bolsa Grande High School was reported at 1:15 p.m., a dispatcher with the Garden Grove Fire Department said. The blaze was knocked down just before 2:30 p.m.

The fire erupted out in a wing of eight classrooms, fire officials said.  Two of the classrooms were destroyed and the other six sustained water and smoke damage. The entire wing will likely be unusable when classes resume Monday, Sparger said.

Fire officials called the blaze "suspicious." The cause remained  under investigation.

Nearly 60 firefighters battled the blaze.

A Vietnamese school contracts with the Garden Grove Unified School District to use the campus on Sunday, a district spokeswoman said.

Students were in the gym or an outside quad area when the fire broke out.

The gym, library and cafeteria, along with a combination of classes, will be used to accommodate the displaced students.

Jane Yamamoto and City News Service contributed to this report.

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