Career Center Evacuated After Fire

8 years 8 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, October 11 2011 Oct 11, 2011 Tuesday, October 11, 2011 4:17:12 PM CDT October 11, 2011 in News
By: Stacey Kafka & Logan Tittle

COLUMBIA-  The Columbia Career Center was evacuated this afternoon after a tractor fire in a classroom.  Class instructors extinguished the fire before the Columbia Fire Department arrived.

Instructors evacuated the classroom immediately once the fire broke out.  Approximately 17 Rock Bridge and Hickman High Schoolers were in the class when the fire started. 

The tractor was being used in an Advanced Welding and Project Fabrication Class.

No injuries were reported, but approximately $7000 of damages is estimated at this time. 

The Columbia Fire Department ventilated smoke from the building for about an hour after the fire. 

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