Fire breaks out on roof of Vicksburg High School

Published 11:33 am Monday, July 29, 2019

Firefighters were called to a fire on the roof of Vicksburg High School Monday morning.

According to Vicksburg Fire Chief Craig Danczyk, heated roofing material apparently caused a hot spot and ignited in an area of the school roof where ongoing construction and remodeling efforts are under way.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and school officials have said it would not cause any delay to the start of school year on Aug. 7.

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No one was injured in the incident and major damage was avoided.

Vicksburg and Warren Central high schools are undergoing major renovations and new construction as the district’s ongoing improvement project.

“We are glad that the Vicksburg Fire Department responded quickly,” VWSD spokesperson Christi Kilroy said. “There was very little damage and we do not anticipate any changes to the beginning of the school year for staff or students.”