Fire at community center under investigation

Leavenworth Times – May 26, 2015

Investigators are trying to determine what caused a small fire Monday night at the Riverfront Community Center, a Leavenworth Fire Department official said.
The fire was reported at 10:31 p.m. Monday at the community center, 123 S. Esplanade St.
Assistant Fire Chief Mark Nietzke said the fire was contained to a storage room on the main floor of the community center.
Nietzke said the fire was extinguished by water from a sprinkler system. The fire was already out when Leavenworth firefighters arrived on scene.
“The fire was contained to a pretty small area,” Nietzke said.
Nietzke said fire investigators are in the process of eliminating other possible causes to determine what led to Monday night’s fire.
“It’s taking us a little while to get through everything,” he said.
The Riverfront Community Center is owned by the city of Leavenworth.
City spokeswoman Melissa Bower said employees will be doing cleanup work this week, but the fire will not result in the cancellation of any events at the Riverfront Community Center.

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