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A few hundred students and teachers at Bolsa Grande High School made do with makeshift classrooms in the cafeteria, library and the gym Monday as restoration work started on eight classrooms damaged in a Sunday blaze.

The impromptu classrooms will be used until winter break, Garden Grove Unified School District spokeswoman Amy Stevens said. When students return to school in January, they will use portable classrooms until the fire-damaged wing is fixed, she said.

The high school has about 2,000 students enrolled, and the fire-scarred wing affected 200-300 students, Stevens said.

Two classrooms were gutted, and the other six suffered water or smoke damage in Sunday’s blaze at the high school at 9401 Westminster Ave., Stevens said.

Schools elsewhere in the district have shared replacement computers, furniture and other educational materials damaged in the blaze, Stevens said.

“The teachers and staff are really being positive,” Stevens said. “They understand the next couple of weeks won’t be ideal, but they’ll all be working around it.”

A firefighter suffered minor injuries to his hands and feet while battling the blaze. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

City News Service

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