Fire reported at First Unitarian Universalist Church preschool for second time this year

Cause of blaze under investigation

SAN DIEGO - Investigators are looking into a fire Tuesday that destroyed a part of a religious preschool in Hillcrest.

The blaze broke out at about 10:30 p.m. Monday at the back of the Unitarian Cooperative Preschool on Arbor Drive.

Within 15 minutes, crews managed to keep the flames from reaching the classrooms, but the fire destroyed the school office as well as a fence.

Classes were canceled Tuesday, which impacted at least 50 parents. The closure comes just a week before the end of the school year.

School officials tell 10News, they may have to move the classrooms to other rooms on campus, so the kids can finish out the year. An investigation is under way into what caused the fire.

It's the second time in seven months that crews have responded to this school because of a fire.

In January, the flames engulfed the entire playground and a maintenance building.  The first fire is also still under investigation.

10News learned that investigators are looking to see if there is any connection between the two fires.

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