School Canceled After Fire At Fairview High School
FAIRVIEW, Tenn. – Classes were canceled Tuesday for students at Fairview High School after firefighters responded to a blaze in the building overnight.
The fire started just before 4 a.m. at the school., located at 2595 Fairview Boulevard in western Williamson County.
Firefighters were called out after reports of smoke coming from the east side of the building.
Officials said the sprinkler system kicked on and created an electrical hazard, so firefighters had to wait for the electric company to shut down power to the building.
Once they were able to go inside the building they were able to quickly put out the flames.
The cause of the fire was still under investigation, but officials believed it was due to faulty power strip, where a slushy machine had been plugged in. The fire was in the ROTC area of the school.
Fire officials said the fire destroyed some uniforms that were in the same area.
School officials said there was severe water and smoke damage.
The school was closed as a result of the fire.
"The decisions were more of a precautionary measure to make sure we had cleaned the school up and prepared the classroom and cleaned the air out and cleaned the duct systems out before we let people in," said Mark Samuels, maintenance director for Williamson County Schools.
Classes were expected to be back in session Wednesday.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:24 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:24:42 GMT
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