A fire at a school in Delta has damaged part of a gymnasium.

Delta Fire Battalion Chief Neil Shuster said crews were first alerted to the fire after the fire alarms went off before 4 a.m. Saturday.

"The church is actually used in the gymnasium area here, so [there's] water damage right now and minor fire damage to the one room and the exterior wall," said Shuster.

Fire crews had to enter a small storage area in the back of the gymnasium to get to the fire. Shuster said they put it out quickly after that.


Delta Fire Battalion Chief Neil Shuster says a quick attack prevented the fire from spreading further into the roof. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

He said the gym is often used by community groups and hosts a church service on the weekends.

"We've got a crew in there doing salvage and overhaul," said Shuster. "Hopefully we can have it ready for Sunday."

The cause of the fire is under investigation.