A fire at St. Charles Catholic School in northwest Spokane overnight led to extensive damage to the school building.
A Spokane Police officer was parked in the school’s parking lot when he saw signs of the fire and called it in at about 1:30 a.m., said Tour Commander Julie O’Berg.
“He was able to knock on some doors and make the call into the fire department,” O’Berg said.
The parish priest, Esteban Soler, was the only person in residence and was able to get out unharmed, O’Berg said. No one else was injured.
While the school sustained significant damage, the sanctuary was spared, O’Berg said.
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