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Lightning blamed for fire at Kansas middle school

Published on -7/26/2013, 3:53 PM

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GALVA, Kan. (AP) -- The crew of a passing freight train is getting the credit for spotting an overnight fire that damaged a middle school in central Kansas.

Authorities believe lightning started the fire at Canton-Galva Middle School. Damage was confined to the gymnasium, where flames left a large hole in the roof while charring the walls and floor.

Canton-Galva superintendent Bill Seidl tells The McPherson Sentinel (http://bit.ly/169XkmP ) classes are expected to start as scheduled Aug. 22. The building houses fourth- through eighth-graders.

The conductor of a Union Pacific train called 911 after seeing the fire around 2:30 a.m. Friday. Seidl says the quick report and the response by firefighters prevented damage that could have included a cave-in.

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