Roof catches fire Monday night

By Vincent Marshall
Dodge City Globe – March 1, 2017


A fire broke out on one of the Dodge City High School roofs Monday night.

According to City Fire Chief Robert Heinz, the call of the fire came into dispatch at 8:27 p.m. on the north Vo-Tech roof above the shop class area.

“The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time,” Heinz said. “There was roof construction equipment in the area of the fire but unsure of the exact cause.”

When fire units arrived there were visible flames coming from the roof that were extinguished within 15 minutes.

“We were on scene for about 2 hours making sure all the hotspots were taken care of,” Heinz said. “Some of the damage was burnt roof construction along with electrical issues will need to be dealt with on the north side of the building.” Despite the fire, class was in session today.

“We did not have any major damage and all classrooms and shops are in working order for school today,” said USD 443 public information officer Yvonda Offerle. “I spoke with the superintendent who said the classrooms were cleared by the fire department and are safe to occupy.”

The Vo-Tech building was not one of the newer additions currently being constructed at the high school.

The newer additions will consist of fine arts along with a new academic wing.

On Feb. 8, a fire was reported on the roof of the Family Practice Associates building which led to minimal damage.

The roof to the FPA building was under construction and the cause of the fire was overheated roofing equipment.


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