dominguez fire

Cafeteria fire closes high school in Compton, Calif.

Feb. 21, 2023
Firefighters battled the blaze at Dominguez High School for several hours; no one was injured.

Manuel Dominguez High School in Compton, Calif., has been forced to close for several days after a major fire Monday night destroyed the cafeteria.

KCAL-TV reports that firefighters responded to an alarm at the school just after 7 p.m. Monday. The fire began in the cafeteria. Firefighters were on the scene until 3:15 a.m. and were able to keep the fire from spreading to other campus buildings. No injuries were reported.

As of Thursday, the school remained closed.

"Our efforts are now focused on ensuring that the various infrastructures (electricity, internet, etc.) are reliably in place to support students and staff returning to campus," the school's website said.

School officials are waiting for fire investigators to let them know when students and staff will be allowed to return. Air-quality tests were being performed on site.

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