Fire damages central Kansas high school gym on prom day

Fire (KSN File Photo)
Fire (KSN File Photo)

LA CROSSE, Kansas – A fire Saturday morning damaged the La Crosse High School gym.

According to the Great Bend Post, the fire was reported just after 4 a.m. by the Rush County Sheriff’s Department.

Officials say the fire started in the gymnasium where preparations for prom had been underway. No one was in the school at the time of the fire.

School officials put out two tweets Saturday.

One said due to fire and smoke damage to the La Crosse High School gym, all prom activities have been moved to St. Michael’s Parish Center.

The other said due to safety issues and insurance company request, the La Crosse High School building is off limits until further notice. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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