By JAMES MCDOWELL-GILLEN New Hampshire has been ordered to prepare for a brush fire in its basketball arena due to the amount of water used in the preparation.
“Our team will not play this Saturday, so we’re working on that,” coach Scott Williams said.
It’s going to be a very tough game. “
We’ll be here for the game.
A brush fire started in the roof of the arena, prompting the evacuation of about 400 people from the arena and the nearby community of Northfield. “
The guys are all just trying to do what we can to make it as safe as we can.”
A brush fire started in the roof of the arena, prompting the evacuation of about 400 people from the arena and the nearby community of Northfield.
Williams said it is too early to say how the fire will spread or who is responsible for starting it.
The arena is owned by the New Hampshire Basketball Association, which has not had a brush-fire-related problem in its history.
A similar blaze in 2014 shut down the facility for more than four weeks.
The fire began Sunday afternoon in the ceiling of the gymnasium.
A team member, who did not want to be identified, said the team tried to extinguish the flames by placing plastic sheeting on the roof.
The sheeting didn’t hold up, and the fire continued.
The building is about 2,500 square feet.