Rekindled fire destroys wrestling building


By Sarah Hawley - shawley@aimmediamidwest.com



The rekindle of the fire at the Eastern wrestling building caused extensive damage to the structure.


Brian Conde courtesy photo

Multiple fire departments and Meigs EMS were on the scene of the fire at the Eastern wrestling building on Wednesday morning.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Firefighters can be seen preparing to go into the fire damaged building on Wednesday morning.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Volunteer firefighters from several departments were on the scene of the rekindled fire on Wednesday morning.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Firefighters from Athens, Meigs and Washington counties were on the scene of a structure fire on Rice Run Road on Tuesday evening.


Randy Smith courtesy photo

Firefighters from Athens, Meigs and Washington counties were on the scene of a structure fire on Rice Run Road on Tuesday evening.


Randy Smith courtesy photo

Firefighters were on the scene of a fire at the Eastern wrestling building late Tuesday evening.


Dave Harris photo

Firefighters were on the scene of a fire at the Eastern wrestling building late Tuesday evening.


Dave Harris photo

Firefighters were on the scene of a fire at the Eastern wrestling building late Tuesday evening.


Dave Harris photo

REEDSVILLE — Firefighters were called back to the scene of the Tuesday evening fire on Wednesday morning after the flames rekindled in what was the Eastern High School wrestling building.

By the time crews were on scene the second time the building was fully engulfed in flames.

On Tuesday evening, firefighters from numerous departments were called to a structure fire on Rice Run Road. According to a post on the Olive Twp. Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page, in addition to Olive Twp., Chester, Tuppers Plains, Coolville, Little Hocking and Rome Twp. volunteer fire departments were on scene of the house fire, as was Squad 90 and Meigs EMS.

While on the scene of that fire came the alert for the initial fire at the Eastern wrestling building.

Chester Chief Dave Edwards said that crews from Pomeroy, Bashan, Chester, Tuppers Plains and Rome Twp. (Athens County) were on the scene of the fire on Tuesday night.

After clearing the scene, the fire rekindled around 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning, with the fire causing extensive damage to the building.

Eastern High School Principal Shawn Bush, who was on the scene Wednesday morning, said the building had been utilized by the wrestling team under the direction of Coach Josh Mummey, as well as a small portion for storage.

Bush said Mummey had put a lot of effort into bringing the program to Eastern and setting up the building for the team.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

There were no injuries to firefighters at either scene.

The rekindle of the fire at the Eastern wrestling building caused extensive damage to the structure.
http://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/11/web1_11.23-Eastern-Fire-1-conde-Copy2017112282935320.jpgThe rekindle of the fire at the Eastern wrestling building caused extensive damage to the structure. Brian Conde courtesy photo

Multiple fire departments and Meigs EMS were on the scene of the fire at the Eastern wrestling building on Wednesday morning.
http://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/11/web1_11.23-Eastern-Fire-2-Trucks-Copy2017112282936102.jpgMultiple fire departments and Meigs EMS were on the scene of the fire at the Eastern wrestling building on Wednesday morning. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Firefighters can be seen preparing to go into the fire damaged building on Wednesday morning.
http://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/11/web1_11.23-Eastern-Fire-3-Copy2017112282939326.jpgFirefighters can be seen preparing to go into the fire damaged building on Wednesday morning. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Volunteer firefighters from several departments were on the scene of the rekindled fire on Wednesday morning.
http://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/11/web1_11.23-Eastern-Fire-52017112282953185.jpgVolunteer firefighters from several departments were on the scene of the rekindled fire on Wednesday morning. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Firefighters from Athens, Meigs and Washington counties were on the scene of a structure fire on Rice Run Road on Tuesday evening.
http://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/11/web1_Rice-run-1201711228308342.jpgFirefighters from Athens, Meigs and Washington counties were on the scene of a structure fire on Rice Run Road on Tuesday evening. Randy Smith courtesy photo

Firefighters from Athens, Meigs and Washington counties were on the scene of a structure fire on Rice Run Road on Tuesday evening.
http://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/11/web1_Rice-Run-2201711228309862.jpgFirefighters from Athens, Meigs and Washington counties were on the scene of a structure fire on Rice Run Road on Tuesday evening. Randy Smith courtesy photo

Firefighters were on the scene of a fire at the Eastern wrestling building late Tuesday evening.
http://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/11/web1_11.23-Fire-1201711228319586.jpgFirefighters were on the scene of a fire at the Eastern wrestling building late Tuesday evening. Dave Harris photo

Firefighters were on the scene of a fire at the Eastern wrestling building late Tuesday evening.
http://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/11/web1_11.23-Fire-22017112283114288.jpgFirefighters were on the scene of a fire at the Eastern wrestling building late Tuesday evening. Dave Harris photo

Firefighters were on the scene of a fire at the Eastern wrestling building late Tuesday evening.
http://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/11/web1_11.23-Fire-32017112283115819.jpgFirefighters were on the scene of a fire at the Eastern wrestling building late Tuesday evening. Dave Harris photo

By Sarah Hawley

shawley@aimmediamidwest.com