YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – An electrical fire set off the sprinkler system at the York County Schools Grafton Complex Monday afternoon, prompting an evacuation.
The school now says the complex will be closed to students for the next two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, due to the fire.
All after-school activities scheduled to take place at the complex are also canceled. The athletic director and coaches will provide information regarding any scheduled off-site games Tuesday and Wednesday.
Grafton Complex staff will receive messages from their principals regarding staff schedules.
York County Public Schools are currently working on a plan for students and staff to collect any personal items left on campus Monday evening.
According to the York County Fire Department, they were called to the facility at 403 Grafton Drive around 3:45 p.m. and arrived to find heavy smoke and fire in an equipment room. Members of the Newport News Fire Department also responded.
There were no injuries reported.
Students on campus for after-school activities were taken to nearby Amory Funeral Home to wait for their parents. All evening activities at the Grafton Complex were cancelled Monday evening due to the incident.
According to Dominion Energy, the fire incident caused a fuse to blow, causing an outage in the area. Dominion Energy is still working to restore power to the school. Power has been restored to neighborhoods impacted.
If you have any questions, you can contact the schools through email.
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