Small gym fire closes Whitefield Elementary

9:15 AM, Mar 10, 2014   |    comments
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WHITEFIELD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Whitefield Elementary School is closed Monday after an early morning fire in the gymnasium.

Principal Joshua McNaughton said a light bulb blew and caught the plastic light cover on fire around 5 a.m. The ceiling tiles and hot plastic dripped and burnt some of gym floor. McNaughton said the head custodian was in the gym cleaning when it happened. The custodian was able to extinguish some of the fire with a fire extinguisher.

McNaughton said the school is waiting for electrician to access the area on roof above light fixture. There were no injuries.


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