Fire at Clare High School, school will start on schedule - WNEM TV 5

Fire at Clare High School, school will start on schedule

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Firefighters were called to Clare High School at around 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1 after a wrestling mat caught fire.

Superintendent Jim Walter told TV5 that there was a mechanical failure with a large fan used to dry carpets that had been steam cleaned in the gym area.

That caused a wrestling mat to catch fire and produce heavy smoke.

The fire is now out.

A post on the Clare Public Schools' Facebook page says that while the actual physical damage is limited, smoke damage will take a bit more time to sort out. Although that appears to be confined to the gym/weight room area.

No one was hurt.

School is scheduled to start on August 28 and will start on-time. 

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