A light fixture in the gym caught fire about 230pm
Home basketball games are cancelled tonight
By Andrew Harris
Whitesville School Superintendent Tammy Emery notified the community that a fire broke out in the light fixtures inside the gymnasium.
“We followed all safety protocols and everyone evacuated the building. We were quickly able to relocate everyone to the high school side of the building where they were warm and safe.”
“We are very thankful for our WCS staff and all our emergency response teams.”
All home games were cancelled, but after school activities went ahead as planned.
There were no injuries thanks to the quick thinking of student Graci Lewis-Ellison who immediately pulled the fire alarm when learning of the fire.