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Fire extinguished at former site of Gove Elementary School in Belle Glade

Smoke coming from building when crews arrived
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Posted at 10:20 PM, Dec 18, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-19 09:49:38-05

BELLE GLADE, Fla. — Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews responded to a fire Monday evening at the former site of an elementary school in Belle Glade.

The fire occurred at the former location of Gove Elementary School at about 6:15 p.m., located at 1000 Southeast Avenue G.

When crews arrived, they said smoke was showing from the front of the building.

They started a search of the building while simultaneously fighting the fire. A fire rescue spokesperson said they did not find anybody inside.

The fire was brought under control within about 20 minutes. A fire investigator was notified and will seek to learn what caused the blaze.

It's unclear how much of the building was damaged.

The School District of Palm Beach County said the former school site was given to the city of Belle Glade, and Gove Elementary School moved to a new location.

No other details were immediately available.