A CHIPPEWA VALLEY school has closed and hundreds of students are facing homelessness in a remote area of the northern New York state town of Chippewaygan.
The Chippeways School District has been closed, with the school closed to new students for about a week because of the fire, said Chippoway School Superintendent Jim Gee.
Gee said the district is in the process of rebuilding the school, which was destroyed by a lightning strike in September 2015.
It will reopen to students who have been in the system for about three months, he said.
Gees school has about 2,500 students.
Chippewash schools in New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Vermont closed in response to the fire and flooding that hit the region in late August and early September.
The National Guard deployed about 100 firefighters to Chippews schools to assist in the rebuilding effort.