Small fire breaks out at GCMS


By Matt Lasley - mlasley@civitasmedia.com



Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette The Leitchfield Fire Department responded to Grayson County Middle School on Thursday afternoon, June 16.


Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Leitchfield Fire Department Captain Roy Hack heads inside GCMS to assess the incident inside the locker room on Wednesday.


A small fire broke out in the Grayson County Middle School (GCMS) locker room on Thursday afternoon, June 16, prompting the Leitchfield Fire Department (LFD) to respond to the scene.

The LFD received the call at around 12:08 p.m. on Thursday, and responded to the rear entrance to the GCMS gym.

LFD Captain Roy Hack said on the scene that a small fire had ignited in the gym’s locker room; however, it had been primarily extinguished before firefighters arrived.

The fire did, however, fill the locker room with smoke, so firefighters were called to assist with clearing the smoke out of the locker room and prevent it from spreading into the gym, according to Hack.

“It was more than they could handle, so they called us,” said Hack.

Damages were few, and the fire was contained to a small area in the locker room.

Leitchfield Fire Chief Tim Duvall said the fire started as a result of construction workers’ using a cutting torch in the area in which the blaze ignited.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette The Leitchfield Fire Department responded to Grayson County Middle School on Thursday afternoon, June 16.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_GCMS-Fire-2.jpgMatt Lasley | GC News-Gazette The Leitchfield Fire Department responded to Grayson County Middle School on Thursday afternoon, June 16.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Leitchfield Fire Department Captain Roy Hack heads inside GCMS to assess the incident inside the locker room on Wednesday.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_GCMS-Fire.jpgMatt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Leitchfield Fire Department Captain Roy Hack heads inside GCMS to assess the incident inside the locker room on Wednesday.

By Matt Lasley

mlasley@civitasmedia.com

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