It took 40 minutes for fire-fighters to respond to a blaze that tore through the roof of a used annex of the Number 6 kindergarten in the northern Armenian town of Alaverdi.
By the time a fire crew arrived, kindergarten staff had removed all the children from the main building.
Fire trucks ran out of water after just five minutes. Luckily, fire-fighters from Odzun arrived an hour later and succeeded in preventing the blaze from spreading further.
The fire had quickly spread to the main kindergarten building’s roof.
Mop up operations are still continuing.