Fire crews extinguish flames inside high school gym

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ALTAMONT, Duchesne County — A high school gym that is scheduled for demolition caught fire Friday in Duchesne County.

Firefighters from Altamont and Roosevelt were called to put out the flames at the old Altamont High School gym. There was no damage to the rest of the school or to the new campus that is going up next door.

According to Altamont Fire Chief Greg Miles, the timing of the fire minimized the risk.

"Luckily this was on spring break, so no teachers or students (are) in school this week, and it worked out pretty good in that aspect," Miles said.

Despite the fire, classes will resume Monday.


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