West Grand High School in Kremmling closed Monday because of fire
September 14, 2008
West Grand High School in Kremmling has canceled classes Monday so crews can clean up after a fire in the vocational wing.
No one was injured in the fire, which three Grand County fire departments extinguished early Saturday morning.
The blaze started in the building’s wood and metal fabrication shops.
“It was in the ceiling area by the time firefighters made access,” said Kremmling Police Chief Scott Spade. “It already burned through sheetrock but beyond that there was no other extension.”
A janitor discovered and called the fire in. Kremmling, Hot Sulphur Springs and Granby fire departments responded to the blaze, he said.
“The fire was isolated to the north side of the building,” Spade added, “which includes the wood shop and the metal fabrication shop. Smoke did penetrate into the school building, but the fire departments utilized fans to remove the smoke. Essentially, the only damage is to the two shops and the adorning classrooms.”
Officials did not have an estimate of how much the damage will cost to repair. School officials also say early reports suggest the fire was caused by a faulty electrical box, though the fire’s cause is still under investigation.
Classes are scheduled to resume Tuesday.
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