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No school Wednesday after fire in Lawton-Bronson school
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No school Wednesday after fire in Lawton-Bronson school

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Lawton-Bronson High School fire

Area firefighters respond to a reported working fire late Tuesday afternoon at the Lawton-Bronson High School and Junior High building in Lawton, Iowa.  

LAWTON, Iowa -- There were no injuries reported in a fire at the Lawton-Bronson High School and Junior High building Tuesday.

The fire call was reported at 4:48 p.m., or about one hour after classes let out for the day. Several fire units responded to the fire, which Woodbury County Sheriff Dave Drew was contained in a small portion of the building.

Lawton-Bronson High School fire

Area firefighters respond to a reported working fire late Tuesday afternoon at the Lawton-Bronson High School and Junior High building in Lawton, Iowa. 

L-B Superintendent Randy Collins said the fire started in the business classroom, as a rack of laptop computers caught on fire for an unknown reason.

"There was pretty good damage to the classroom, mainly from smoke," Collins said.

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He added, "I am just really thankful there were no injuries to students or staff."

Collins said there will be no classes held for students in grades 7-12 in the Lawton building on Wednesday, but those in grades K-6 will have school in the Bronson building.

Lawton-Bronson High School fire

Area firefighters respond to a fire on Sept. 25 at the Lawton-Bronson Junior Senior High School in Lawton, Iowa.

Many emergency units departed the scene by 6:30 p.m, and Collins said the cleanup of the room began by 7 p.m.

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