CORRIGAN, TX (KTRE) - Crews from multiple fire departments battled a blaze at the agriculture building on the Corrigan-Camden High School campus in Corrigan Tuesday afternoon.
"It is serious," said Corrigan Police Chief Darrel Gibson.
Crews from multiple Polk County fire departments are staging from Matthews Street. Firefighters from the Luke, Corrigan, Livingston, and Onalaska fire departments got the fire under control at about 4 p.m. Tuesday. No one was injured in the blaze.
John Walter Cobb, the chief of the Corrigan Fire Department, said that construction crews were working on the outside of the agriculture building when the fire started. He said fire officials don't know the cause of the fire at this time.
According to a post on the Corrigan-Camden ISD Facebook page, no CCISD staff members or students are in the area, and the surrounding buildings have been evacuated. Sherry Hughes, the superintendent of Corrigan-Camden ISD said she was notified about the fire at about 1:36 p.m. Tuesday.
"I was thankful that no one was in the building," Hughes said. "No staff, no students. I wasn't worried about the structure. I was worried about if there were people inside, which there weren't at that point. I was relieved."
The Corrigan-Camden ISD officials posted pictures of pennants that were recovered from the ag building on the district's Facebook page.
"These pennants that hung from the ceiling of the Ag Shop were recovered unharmed by the fire," the Facebook post states. "They stink and are damp, but will be fine."
According to the post, the oldest pennant recovered dates back to 1951.
The Corrigan-Camden High School Agriculture Building is located behind the CCISD administration building.