Alabama HS Fieldhouse Could Be ‘Total Loss’ After Fire

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A Monday morning fire severely damaged athletics facilities at an Alabama high school, causing the school to lose power and send students home for the day. 

The blaze at Lanett (Ala.) High School began between 7:30 and 8 o’clock Monday morning, according to the Opelika-Auburn News. Athletic director and head football coach Clifford Story told that the fire caused what’s likely to be “a total loss” of a facility that stores athletics equipment, coaches’ offices, athletic training facilities and a weight room.

“I really don’t know,” Story told “The insurance guy is taking photos now. To me, it looks like a total loss. That’s to coach Story. When you are dealing with children, I’m not real comfortable putting them in unstable situations or putting something back on their heads that might not be safe. We’ll have to see.”

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