Report: Lightning started fire that destroyed Union Grove ISD bu - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Report: Lightning started fire that destroyed Union Grove ISD building

UNION GROVE, TX (KLTV) -

Multiple fire departments were called to a fire at a building used by the Union Grove Independent School District.

The building is located on the district's school campus on Union Grove Road, north of the City of Gladewater. 

The building was a home, that the district was converting into use as technology building.

Gladewater, Gilmer, East and West Mountain Volunteer Fire Departments were the first to respond to the fire. No one was inside when the fire started.

According to Union Grove ISD officials, lightning struck a tree near the building, the grounded on a gas meter before traveling along the gas pipe to the building.

Union Grove ISD is a 2A school in Upshur County with an enrollment of approximately 750 students, according to the district.

The fire will not affect Union Grove classes on Friday.

Copyright 2013 KLTV. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Motorcyclist injured after Longview wreck on Loop 281, road shut down

    Motorcyclist injured after Longview wreck on Loop 281, road shut down

    Thursday, May 25 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-05-25 18:17:57 GMT

    A motorcyclist was transported to the hospital Thursday after a collision in Longview. About 1 p.m., officers were called to the 5000 block of West Loop 281, near Kelly Tractor, in response to a crash involving a motorcyclist and a truck hauling a trailer.  According to Longview Police Department Sgt. Shane McCarter, the cyclist hit the side of the truck. Details of the crash were not immediately available. Officials say the road is shut down and drivers are encouraged to...

    More >>

    A motorcyclist was transported to the hospital Thursday after a collision in Longview. About 1 p.m., officers were called to the 5000 block of West Loop 281, near Kelly Tractor, in response to a crash involving a motorcyclist and a truck hauling a trailer.  According to Longview Police Department Sgt. Shane McCarter, the cyclist hit the side of the truck. Details of the crash were not immediately available. Officials say the road is shut down and drivers are encouraged to...

    More >>
  • Afternoon Weather at your Fingertips

    Afternoon Weather at your Fingertips

  • New tornado relief agency in East Texas

    New tornado relief agency in East Texas

    Thursday, May 25 2017 2:00 PM EDT2017-05-25 18:00:45 GMT

    There is a new agency to provide long-term care to those who have been affected by tornadoes. The Catholic Charities Diocese of Tyler will be offering recovery assistance to the many tornado victims.

    More >>

    There is a new agency to provide long-term care to those who have been affected by tornadoes. The Catholic Charities Diocese of Tyler will be offering recovery assistance to the many tornado victims.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly