Dust Collector Catches Fire At Waupun High School

(Waupun) A dust collector caught fire Tuesday afternoon at the Waupun High School. Firefighters responded to the scene around 3:35pm to find smoke coming from outside the wood shop.

Crews worked quickly to knock down the flames in the dust collector while using ventilation fans to remove smoke that had filtered into the wood shop. All students had been evacuated from the shop area by school staff prior to the fire department’s arrival.

Damage was contained to the dust collector and a drum sander, where the fire is believed to have started. No injuries were reported; the cause is under investigation.