The darkened floors and walls are an everpresent reminder of the events of last night. A melted exit sign silently speaks to the intense heat. Shiny footprints lead into the school across the Gymnasium floor. The school is dark, lifeless. Teachers come in with cell phone flashlights to rescue the classroom pets.
The smoke damage is darkest and most intense near the closet where the fire began. The charred wooden door hangs slanted and blackened. Many things were damaged. But many things were not. The classroom hallways are still bright and fairly clean. The firedoors did their job.