Fire cancels evening activities at Memorial High School

Some American Electric Power equipment at Memorial High School caught fire just before 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 29.

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 6:20 p.m.

A fire at Memorial High School has led to the cancellation of all indoor evening activities for Tuesday, April 29.

American Electric Power equipment in a concrete room at the school caught fire just before 5 p.m.

No one was reported injured by Elkhart schools spokeswoman Shawn Hannon, and there's no damage to the inside of the school.

Elkhart firefighters responded to the fire but a cause has not yet been determined. AEP personnel arrived on the scene around 5:45 p.m.

Power is out at Memorial and school personnel are not letting anyone in the building.

Power was also out briefly at the J.C. Rice Educational Services Center nearby because an accident at the intersection of Nappanee and California roads caused a downed power line. 

As of 6:30 p.m., power appeared to be restored at the educational services center. 

A school board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. at Memorial was moved to the educational service center and student performances for the meeting were canceled.

It's not known yet whether the fire will affect the school day on Wednesday.

This story will be updated when more information is available. 

Follow reporter Lydia Sheaks on Twitter at @LydiaSheaks

Recommended for You

Back to top ^