No summer school classes were in session at the school and no injuries were reported.
Firefighters were called to the school in the early afternoon of July 3. Workers from a South Bend, Ind., air conditioning contractor were doing welding when the fire broke out.
A fire department official said that its initial findings indicated sparks from a welding torch caused the fire, but a full investigation into the cause would be done.
The installation of air conditioning at Jones is part of a $15 million bond issue in the local township to revamp HVAC systems, and in some cases, provide first-time air conditioning to selected schools. Before the fire, air conditioning work at Jones was expected to be done by August.
Publication date: 07/21/2003