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Campus Fire Closes Scottsdale School, Investigators Checking If Suspicious

School was out Wednesday for several hundred students who attend Navajo Elementary School in Scottsdale.

Battalion Fire Chief Adam Hoster with Scottsdale Fire said the school caught fire around 2:30 Wednesday morning.

Crews managed to contain the fire quickly, but Hoster said the storage area was destroyed and nearby areas were damaged.

"There was smoke damage to some classrooms, along with some water damage that went down that building hallway," Hoster explained.

He estimated it might take a few days to restore the area, "So, it's too early to tell when that building can open back up again."

In a statement, Scottsdale Unified School District said it is evaluating whether classes can be temporarily moved to another property and will notify parents when it is safe to return to Navajo.

Arson investigators are also determining whether it was an electrical or man made fire.

Holliday Moore is a native Arizonan and veteran journalist who joined KJZZ’s news team in January 2017.Moore graduated from Arizona State University after double majoring in mass communications and marketing/management. She spent her first two decades reporting for television news, beginning in small markets and working up to congressional correspondent in Washington, D.C., for a political news service.Family commitments in Arizona brought her back to the Southwest, where she covered legislative and court beats for Albuquerque’s KRQE-TV and the infamous Four Corner Manhunt as KREZ-TV’s managing editor.Back home in Phoenix, she developed ABC15’s “Democracy Project,” now instituted at all Scripps’ news stations nationwide. Her work garnered “Best Practices” recognition by the Poynter Institute and the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism.Her television reports, from sports to cultural issues, earned her multiple Emmy and Associated Press nominations, including a Rocky Mountain Emmy for her Hopi Partition Land Act coverage.As she started a family, Moore started her own media production agency, producing magazine-style travel stories for the Emmy-winning Arizona Highways Television show while working part time for a Valley radio station. She is convinced radio is where visual, sound, and print are merging through deeper storytelling. In her relatively short time with radio network affiliates, she has won four Edward R. Murrow Awards and multiple nominations from other professional news societies.Moore now teaches advanced broadcast writing to the next generation of reporters at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where a high percentage have gone on to receive national awards for their work in her class. She enjoys being back home near childhood friends and sharing the beautiful Arizona desert with her husband and young son.