- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A new report estimates damage from a Green Bay high school fire at $7.5 million, making it one of the costliest fires in the city’s history.

The Green Bay Metro Fire Department on Wednesday released a report on the Aug. 8 gymnasium fire at Preble High School. The 36-page report includes the estimated loss of property and contents at the school.

Press-Gazette Media (https://gbpg.net/YMtXa7 ) says most of the damage figure is from property loss. The fire destroyed about $100,000 in contents.

The fire department report lists the fire as “unintentional.” The fire started by spontaneous combustion after workers refinishing the gym floor improperly disposed of chemical-soaked rags.

No one was hurt, but the start of classes at Preble was postponed for two weeks.

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Information from: Press-Gazette Media, https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com


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