After the gymnasium of the Finkenwerder district school and grammar school was completely destroyed in a fire at the weekend, both schools will remain closed for the time being. "Since the site has not yet been secured and the water supply can only be restored during the day on Monday, both schools will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday," said a spokesman for the school authorities in Hamburg on Monday. The district school and high school have jointly set up emergency care for children whose parents cannot ensure care.
The authority was shocked by the renewed devastating fire and the great devastation at the Finkenwerder district school. "At the same time, we are relieved that the incident did not happen during school or sports activities and that no one was injured." Measures can be taken, it said.
The fire broke out early Sunday morning and completely burned down the gym. According to the police, the cause of the fire was probably a technical defect. There had been no injuries.
There had already been a major fire at the school in July 2022. After an explosion in the administration wing, the building, which also housed the staff room and the school management office, partially collapsed. At that time, investigators assumed that a defective gas line was the cause of the explosion.