A concession stand at Brookfield Local School District’s Nicholas Field in Masury is still usable following a fire that caused minimal damage today (Oct. 18), said Brookfield Fire Chief David Masirovits.
“We don’t know what caused it,” said Masirovits, who investigated with Brookfield police.
Maintenance Supervisor Randy Clark said there had been some trouble with a burner in the concession stand on the visitors side of the field. Clark and other school maintenance personnel were preparing the field for tonight’s Homecoming football game when they saw smoke, he said.
There is a fire extinguisher in the building, but “It was dark and no one wanted to hit the lights,” Clark said. School personnel put out the fire with bottles of water and pop, he said.
The fire was called in at 12:22 p.m.
Several containers that hold two-liter bottles of pop, a garden hose, a light, scrap wood and a table were damaged.
Some fire got through to the front eave, melting soffit and staining rafters, but the roof was not damaged, officials said.
Masirovits told school Supt. Toby Gibson that the concession stand can be used for tonight’s game. “Just keep that switch off in that room,” the chief said.