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FRIDAY'S FIRE WON'T CLOSE WESTERN HILLS ELEMENTARY

Classes will be held Monday at Western Hills Elementary, the scene of a Friday evening fire, a Granite School District official said Saturday.

Kent Gardner, the district's director of public relations, said one classroom was damaged and that cleanup will also probably be required in another room at the school, 5190 S. Heath Ave. (5030 West).But the school will be open on its regular schedule.

Apparently the fire started outside the school in some bushes. The heat shattered the windows, allowing flames inside the classroom, Salt Lake County Fire Battalion Chief Lowell Mikolash said.

Detective Blake Schroeder of the sheriff's arson task force said Saturday that initial investigation on the fire was concluded Friday evening, but "we still have some leads to follow up and interviews to do. Arson is suspected. No one is in custody, but we have some pretty good leads on possibly who was responsible," Schroeder said.

Schroeder said damage is estimated at between $5,000 and $10,000. "It looks like very minimal damage inside the classroom."