Ancient Lakes Elementary gymnasium's roof blown off by windstorm

Staff Writer | October 13, 2020 6:34 PM

QUINCY — Metal roofing was blown clear from the top of the gymnasium of Ancient Lakes Elementary in Quincy on Tuesday afternoon in during a windstorm sweeping across Central and Eastern Washington, according to local fire officials.

No one was injured, and first responders quickly cleared the scene, said Assistant Chief Fire Marshal Jim Kling with Grant County Fire District No. 3.

First responders were called to the scene shortly before 4 p.m. for reports that the roof had blown off, and initial reports indicated that someone might have been trapped by the debris, Quincy Police Chief Kieth Siebert said Tuesday. When responders arrived, the entirety of the gymnasium roof had been blown off. Most of it landed in the nearby playground, Kling added, but no one was injured during the incident.