Fire closes Clark County Preschool for rest of week

Published 12:16 pm Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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A fire at the Clark County Preschool has resulted in the building being closed for the rest of the week, Clark County Public Schools announced in a social media post.

The Winchester Fire Department responded to a smoke alarm at the school’s location at 30 Beckner St at around midnight Wednesday, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.

Crews discovered that a heating and air unit had caught fire in the kitchen of the school’s cafeteria. The fire extended into the kitchen proper from the unit and caused heavy smoke damage.

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The WFD cleared the scene at around 1:30 a.m.

The preschool will utilize non-traditional learning days for the rest of the week so the space can be cleaned and restocked.