Electrical short leads to vent fire at North Augusta daycare - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Electrical short leads to vent fire at North Augusta daycare

Source: WFXG Source: WFXG
NORTH AUGUSTA, SC (WFXG) -

Fire investigators say the bathroom vents caught fire Wednesday morning at the Childcare Network Schools of Excellence in North Augusta. The school building on Carolina Avenue will be closed for the rest of the day for inspections.

All of the children were evacuated and taken to First Baptist Church of North Augusta on Georgia Avenue. The daycare director says the school will operate out of the church's Family Life Center for the rest of this week.

The fire started just after 8:30 a.m. Fire investigators are blaming the fire on an electrical short.

Copyright 2016 WFXG. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Snoop Dogg in town during Masters

    Snoop Dogg in town during Masters

    Thursday, March 30 2017 8:28 AM EDT2017-03-30 12:28:45 GMT
    Snoop Dogg headlining Augusta Jam; Source: Augusta JamSnoop Dogg headlining Augusta Jam; Source: Augusta Jam

    Snoop Dogg will be in the city for Masters! He will be headlining for the first ever Augusta Jam, at The Country Club Dance Hall and Saloon. It will be April 5 with doors opening at 9 p.m. 

    More >>

    Snoop Dogg will be in the city for Masters! He will be headlining for the first ever Augusta Jam, at The Country Club Dance Hall and Saloon. It will be April 5 with doors opening at 9 p.m. 

    More >>
  • WANTED: Burke County authorities looking to find vehicle involved in theft incident

    WANTED: Burke County authorities looking to find vehicle involved in theft incident

    Thursday, March 30 2017 7:16 AM EDT2017-03-30 11:16:14 GMT
    Truck wanted for alleged theft; Source: Burke County Sheriff's OfficeTruck wanted for alleged theft; Source: Burke County Sheriff's Office

    The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a vehicle involved in a theft incident at the Burke County Board of Education. It happened on March 24 at 3:45 p.m. The pictured vehicle allegedly took a yellow 2008 Caterpillar 416 Backhoe from the Board of Education property. 

    More >>

    The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a vehicle involved in a theft incident at the Burke County Board of Education. It happened on March 24 at 3:45 p.m. The pictured vehicle allegedly took a yellow 2008 Caterpillar 416 Backhoe from the Board of Education property. 

    More >>
  • Westinghouse bankruptcy could create problems for Plant Vogtle

    Westinghouse bankruptcy could create problems for Plant Vogtle

    Thursday, March 30 2017 12:36 AM EDT2017-03-30 04:36:06 GMT
    Toshiba, the owner of Westinghouse, intends to sell the company; WFXG.Toshiba, the owner of Westinghouse, intends to sell the company; WFXG.

    A bankruptcy could create more problems for the over-budget and over-due reactors at Plant Vogtle. Westinghouse the primary contractor for reactors three and four at Plant Vogtle declared bankruptcy Wednesday morning.

    More >>

    A bankruptcy could create more problems for the over-budget and over-due reactors at Plant Vogtle. Westinghouse the primary contractor for reactors three and four at Plant Vogtle declared bankruptcy Wednesday morning.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly