Fire Extinguished At Waupun Jr/Sr High School

The Waupun Fire Department responded to a dust collector fire Tuesday (3/1/2022).

Crews were called out just after 3:30 p.m., to Waupun Area Jr./Sr. High School located in the 800 block of E. Lincoln St.

Upon arrival, they saw smoke coming rom a dust collector located outside the wood shop.

All students had exited safely prior to fire personnel arriving, and crews quickly extinguished the blaze, using ventilation fans to remove the smoke that had filtered into the wood shop via the dust collector vent work.

Once that fire was knocked down, crews also noticed smoke coming from inside a drum sander, located in the wood shop, which was also quickly extinguished.

Damages were contained to the dust collector and the drum sander, which is where the original fire is thought to have started.

There were no injuries reported and the school was reopened to students and staff later in the afternoon.