Superintendent Tim McGinnis told The Cadiz Record last week that he was notified on the morning of Oct. 27 that there had been a fire in the elementary school building. He said that it appeared that an electrical short had occurred in the service line that provides electricity to the building and had created enough heat to cause a small fire. He said that although the fire had cut out electricity in the building, it had only caused minimal damage.
Classes were called off for all four of the district schools, although the power was only out for the primary and intermediate schools, which are located in the elementary school building. McGinnis said this was because the building serves about 1,000 students, which is roughly half the student population.
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