GREEN FAIL: Solar Panels Catch Fire on High School Roof – Black Plume Seen for Miles

Hey, Let’s put them on every school!

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A two-alarm fire burns the roof of Webster Groves High School on Saturday, May 18, 2013. (StL Today)

When Webster Groves High School purchased solar panels to put on the roof of the school, no one told them they could catch on fire!
The fire department was called on Saturday to put out the flames. At least one classroom was severely damaged.


There will be school on Monday.

FOX 2 Now reported:

Plumes of black smoke could be seen coming from the roof at Webster Groves High School Saturday. Firefighters say solar panels caught fire around 2:00pm. Nearby residents noticed the smoke and called the fire department.

The panels are above the new science wing.

The school has a little water damage to a classroom ceiling and hallway, but a clean-up crew will have the building ready for school on Monday.

Hat Tip Ed

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