Fire on SBHS Campus Delays Classes

Friday, February 17, 2012 - 11:09am

A fire at an area high school had school officials working to get the campus ready before students arrived Thursday morning.

San Benito principal Delia Weaver says that around 5:20 this Thursday morning security noticed smoke coming from the building.

When security officers found the fire it was contained to a closet in the theatre; they called the fire department to come extinguish the flames. Costumes were mostly affected, but smoke damage is the real concern right now.

In the meantime, school officials made the decision to postpone the start of classes. Students that arrived to campus were sent to the gymnasium as maintenance crews worked on A/C units throughout the campus.

Principal Weaver says they wanted to make sure that the smoke from the small fire had not made it into the air ducts and would be blowing through the vents into classrooms.

It's believed an electrical problem was to blame.

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