Wednesday fire guts Petersburg football team’s field house
Contest with East Hardy tonight will be played at Moorefield High
PETERSBURG — A fast-moving fire gutted the Petersburg High School football team’s field house on Wednesday afternoon, damaging equipment and forcing a varsity game to be moved.
Petersburg High School Athletic Director Travis Liller said the blaze broke out as the team was getting changed for practice in the field house locker room.
The team ran out of the building as it became engulfed in smoke and flames. No one was injured and the local fire department was able to quickly put out the fire.
Liller says multiple schools in the area have given the Petersburg team replacement equipment, including helmets, pads and football pants.
Petersburg’s home game tonight against East Hardy will be played at Moorefield High School.