Kansas high school damaged in fire

KAKE – April 12, 2014

A Kansas high school was damaged in a fire early Saturday morning.

The fire was reported just after 4 a.m. at La Crosse High School. That’s in the 400 block of Washington Street in the Rush County town of La Crosse.

Sheriff Ward Corsair said the fire started in the gymnasium, where preparations for prom had been underway. No one was in the school at the time of the fire.

Corsair said the gym suffered heavy smoke and fire damage. However, a dollar estimate has yet to be determined.

The cause is under investigation, but officials do not suspect foul play.

From KWCH:

A fire started in the La Crosse High School gym Saturday. The superintendent said a spotlight being used for prom caught some decorations on fire.

The decoration fell and and set parts of the gym floor on fire.
     
The fire department was called in and was able to contain the fire. No one was in the school at the time.

The superintendent said the La Crosse High School building will be off limits until further notice.

Prom has been moved to a nearby community.

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Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster