A welding contractor working on a fan inside Kiona-Benton City High School’s Agriculture Building ignited a small fire today, officials say.
The welding was being done near a paint booth, which sparked vapor and dust in a vent inside the booth, said Capt. Bill Reed of Benton Fire District 2. Reed said this caused a flash fire, which was extinguished within minutes.
Sprinklers went off, and damage was minimal, Reed said.
No students were on campus as it is spring break.