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January school fire reaffirms need for Town water and sewer upgrades

Colonial Beach Town Manager Val Foulds continues to work diligently on the town’s water and sewer infrastructure. But despite her best efforts, as well as those of town staff and town council, time was not on their side the first week of 2014, when fire struck the old two-story landmark school building at 315 Douglas Ave.

Read more: January school fire reaffirms need for Town water and sewer upgrades

Hazardous chemicals more than HazMat could handle

Adding to the immediate dangers are hazardous chemicals, creating a situation that not even HazMat could solve. Chemicals left in the school’s science lab had been secured while the building was closed and being used as a storage facility. Sunday’s fire gutted the building, leaving it exposed to the elements and unidentified chemicals, including old ether had to be moved to the old gymnasium to ensure they could be locked up and undisturbed until a Reactive Management Team could come and dispose of these chemicals.

Read more: Hazardous chemicals more than HazMat could handle

Officials say campus is now a collapse zone

After the smoke had cleared the Colonial Beach School Board was left with several hazards at the elementary school campus, making the decision, of where to house primary and elementary students for the remainder of the year, even tougher.

Read more: Officials say campus is now a collapse zone

Colonial Beach Elementary School burns in early morning fire

Sunday Jan. 5, 2014

“A piece of Colonial Beach History gone; such a sad day” - Just two of the comments on Facebook from residents of Colonial Beach who woke up, Sunday Jan. 5 to news that the landmark 100-year-old brick building known to many long-time residents as the old high school at the elementary school campus had burned beyond repair by roughly 5 a.m.

Chief David Robey of the Colonial Beach Vol. Fire Department said the fire was toned out around 4 a.m. Robey said they could see the flames from the fire house which is located about a block away.

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When firefighters arrived on scene the school building was fully engulfed in flames. The State Fire Marshal, investigating the fire stated that the bulk of the fire was on the front side of the building which is located on the river side and burned towards the back of the building which sits roughly 50 yards from Douglas Ave.

Read more: Colonial Beach Elementary School burns in early morning fire

Revitalization application process in full swing

With the help of Jerry Davis, Executive Director of the Northern Neck Planning Commission, the efforts to secure the revitalization grant for Colonial Beach are shaping up. Davis is following in the tried and true footsteps the commission used to help Montross, which has already been successful in securing a half million dollar revitalization grant and has started to implement the plan.

Read more: Revitalization application process in full swing

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