ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A campus in the Mansfield Independent School District is closed for the second day after an electrical fire this past weekend. Now, on Tuesday, the district will hold an emergency meeting to decide how to best repair the damage and when students will be able to return.READ MORE: Texas House Set To Debate Elections Bill
A transformer at Coble Middle School caught fire on Saturday afternoon. Classes were canceled at the school on Monday, and then again on Tuesday. Maintenance workers with the Mansfield ISD and crews from Oncor have been on the scene to inspect the damage and discuss a possible fix, working as a tag team.READ MORE: Trucker Shortage Causes Concern Over Gas Supply
The fire left Coble Middle School without electricity, however, the building itself was not damaged. So, the main concern is in getting the power working once again, which will allow classes to resume. There is damage to the electrical wiring, located just outside of the cafeteria.
During a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening, the school board will discuss the emergency repairs, and the hiring of a contractor to finish that work. There is not yet a timetable for when students and staff members will be allowed back into the building, but a spokeswoman said that they are “progressing in efforts.”MORE NEWS: Restaurants Turn To $28B Federal Relief Fund After PPP Ran Out Of Money
In the meantime, the Mansfield ISD has been sending parents notifications about the situation by phone, text, email and push alerts on their smartphone app. Another update is expected on Tuesday afternoon.