Feb 17 2012

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High school fire caused by electrical failure

SBHS fire

San Benito firefighters stand outside the theater arts building at San Benito High School Thursday morning following a fire that was reported inside a storage room there. (Staff photo by Michael Rodriguez)

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An electrical cord failure was cited as the cause of a fire reported at San Benito High School early Thursday morning, which prompted school district officials to delay holding class until 10 a.m.

As first reported by the San Benito News on sbnewspaper.com, San Benito CISD Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón said the fire was contained to a costume storage room located inside the high school’s theater arts department. The room sustained fire, smoke and water damage, according to City of San Benito Public Information Officer Martha McClain.

Also sustaining damage were the cafeteria and kitchen, which were affected by smoke that was reportedly cleared by 8:30 a.m.

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