Fire at PHS destroys observatory

By: Andie Adams Email
By: Andie Adams Email

PALISADE, Colo. (KKCO) -- A fire completely destroys the observatory at Palisade High School.

The building, which is just south of the baseball field, caught fire before 4:30 a.m. this morning, according to Palisade Fire Department Chief Richard Rupp.

The nearest hydrant was about a quarter of a mile away, so Palisade Fire crews were challenged to find water.

Rupp says firefighters called in backup from the East Orchard Mesa Fire District, which provided a water tender as well as more personnel.

The observatory is a total loss. Firefighters are still investigating the cause, but no one was injured.

Palisade High School will have class as usual today.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 176766521