Breaking News Bar
updated: 2/27/2014 6:24 AM

Extreme temps hamper school firefighting efforts

Success - Article sent! close
Associated Press

RACINE, Wis. -- Firefighters worked in temperatures hovering around zero as they battled a fire at a Racine school.

Authorities say the fire at Mitchell Elementary and Middle School started about 1:30 a.m. Thursday. WTMJ-TV reports police responded to an alarm at the school, discovered smoke and called the fire department.

The roof has partially collapsed at the school where firefighters were dealing with equipment that was freezing in the frigid weather. School administrators have canceled classes at the damaged school.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.