Hitchcock HS reopens after fire forced cancellation yesterday


Classes resumed Wednesday at Hitchcock High School.

The Galveston County Daily News reports a malfunctioning clothes dryer caused a fire Tuesday morning. Hitchcock police say students and staff were evacuated, nobody was hurt and damage was limited to the dryer area.

Authorities say the school's sprinkler system helped douse the flames. Superintendent Lee Knapp says repairs were needed to the building's sprinkler system before classes could resume.

Hitchcock is 30 miles south of Houston.

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