Six firefighters suffered from smoke inhalation Tuesday afternoon as crews battled a blaze that caused damage at New Milford High School, according to the mayor.
New Milford Mayor Pete Bass, who was still at the fire scene at 7 p.m. Tuesday, said the building is flooded with “extensive damage in the middle part of the school.”
“Where the kids would come in from the buses and then on the other side where kids would be dropped off — that whole hallway is flooded, on all three floors," he said.
He said the water is about 3 or 4 inches high.
About eight or 10 firefighters were still in the building Tuesday evening, but earlier 60 were fighting the fire, Bass said.
While the fire is now out, emergency contractors are coming in to cover a "big hole" in the roof because rain is expected over the next few days, Bass said.