Engineering room catches fire

On May 31, part of the engineering room caught fire. The fire was put out quickly and not a lot of equipment was damaged.

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On May 31, part of the engineering room caught fire. The fire was put out quickly and not a lot of equipment was damaged.

Ronan Brew, Staff Writer

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Last night, a fire started in the BSM engineering room. Although the sprinklers quickly put out the flame, important elements of the Advanced Competitive Science (ACS) program may be damaged.

Every year, the ACS team travels somewhere around the world for an annual robotics tournament. In two weeks, the BSM team will be headed to Montreal. Unfortunately, the fire began in the charging station for the cart destined to compete in the tournament.

“We will test the cart this afternoon, and if something is wrong, we need to fix it or start again very soon,” engineering teacher Dr. Peter Kirwin said.

Currently, maintenance staff is working promptly to get the high tech classroom back in action. Fans have been placed throughout the room to eliminate the smell associated with the faulty lithium battery that caught aflame.

“Currently, engineering classes are being held upstairs. We hope to have classes back tomorrow,” Kirwin and co-engineering teacher Ms. Kirsten Hoogenakker said.

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