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PCS Families - Last night we had a fire at Gilkey Elementary School in the outside men's restroom near the baseball field. Thankfully no one was hurt and the damage was not as bad as it could have been. We are in the process of cleaning/repairs and there will be no long term impact to the school.  

Please see the following message from Plainwell Department of Public Safety: 

Plainwell - On July 19th at approximately 1958 (7:58pm) hours Plainwell Public Safety was sent to Gilkey Elementary School for a report of a fire.  Once on scene, a fire was found in one of the rooms within the school.  Firefighters were quickly able to extinguish the fire.  The fire and smoke damage was confined to one small area of the school.  A preliminary investigation appears to show that the fire was intentionally set and officers will continue to follow up leads on the investigation.  Anyone having information regarding the fire is asked to contact Plainwell Department of Public Safety at 269-685-9858 or provide information anonymously through Allegan County Silent Observer at 1-855-SILENT-0 or through the Allegan County Silent Observer webpage.  A reward is being offered for information in this case.  Plainwell Public Safety was assisted on the fire scene by Gun Plain Township Fire Department and Plainwell EMS.  

Kevin Callahan
Public Safety Director
Plainwell Department of Public Safety