UPDATE: Officials Say Fire At High School Caused by Negligent Use of Lighter

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Officials Say Fire At High School Caused by Negligent Use of Lighter

3/27/2019 11:38 a.m.

The Weyauwega Fire Department says negligent use of a lighter is to blame for a fire at Weyauwega-Fremont High School Monday night.

In a press release, officials say the department was on scene from just before 5 p.m. until 8:36 in order to put out the fire and fully ventilate the building. 

Though the fire was contained to a middle school restroom, students and staff inside and outside the Weyauwega campus were all evacuated and moved away from the building.
Officials say fire damage to the building was contained to the restroom, however, there was extensive smoke damage throughout the middle school building.

Damages are still being investigated, but early estimates indicate they could exceed $75,000.  
There were no injuries reported with the fire operations or with the evacuation.  

Classes at Weyauwega-Fremont Middle to Resume As Normal Tuesday Following a Fire

3/26/2019 8:19 a.m.

Classes at Weyauwega-Fremont Middle School will resume as normal Tuesday, after a fire broke out in two of the bathrooms on Monday.

Scott Bleck, superintendent for the Weyauwega-Fremont School District says it happened around 4:50 p.m. when the Weyauwega Fire Department responded to a fire alarm. Students and staff inside were evacuated, and the fire was contained to the two bathrooms.

The fire department was able to put the fire out quickly and ventilated the building.

The cause is still under investigation. 

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