Lännbo School Fire, Fisksätra
The closed-down school on the hill next to our house in Fisksätra is in flames. The fire started two or three hours ago. There are rumours of teens playing with fire up there as early as yesterday. Locals are going out in droves to see the fire, much as if it were fireworks. The smell of smoke is everywhere. Thankfully, no people or inhabited houses appear to be harmed or endangered.
The school used to be named Lännbo after a summer villa from about 1900 nearby. That structure was torn down for the new railroad station around the time the school was built in the 70s. The building currently has no name, as "Lännbo" was transferred to another school in the other end of the housing development. There are plans to demolish the building and erect new housing on its foundations. There will be considerably less old building materials to cart off the hilltop now.
This may be a copycat crime, as there have been a series of fires at Kindergartens in another Swedish town, Skövde, over the past few weeks. I hope they get whoever did this, and fast. I'd rather not have a teen pyromaniac on the loose in my area.
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