West Jay M.S. Closed Due To Small Fire

By Nina Settappa
By Eric Dutkiewicz

Credit: Jay School Corp.

West Jay M.S. Closed Due To Small Fire


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November 29, 2012 Updated Oct 31, 2013 at 12:53 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - Wednesday night electrical fire at a junior high school forces classes to cancel for students on Thursday.

Dunkirk Fire Department were called out to an electrical fire just before 8 p.m. Wednesday in a West Jay Middle School classroom.

Jay School Corp. officials say the fan motor on a heating unit caught fire. The fire crews arrived at the scene in minutes and quickly had the fire under control.

School was canceled on Thursday due to smoke filled building. One classroom suffered smoke and water damage. The cost of the damage is estimated $40,000, according to Tim Long, Ed.D., Jay School Corp. superintendent.

School will resume Friday, November 30th.

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