Fire Officials at the Post Elementary School confirmed late this afternoon that they had put the fire out that started at just after 7am this morning at the Elementary School in Post. Firefighters from Post and several neighboring fire departments fought the blaze for over 8 hours.
According to the Garza County Emergency Management Coordinator the fire affected approximately 16 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms. There is no word on the extent of the damage and investigators have not said what caused the fire. The fire will be extensively investigated. The Lubbock County Office of Emergency Management is working to coordinate a school supply drive for teachers and students. They released the following statement Sunday afternoon.
In coordination with Garza County Office of Emergency Management, The Lubbock County Office of Emergency Management will be organizing a School Supply drive for the Post ISD Elementary School Teachers and Students.
We will organize a coordinated effort to include School Districts with in Lubbock County and Faith Based Groups, to include the New Lubbock Disaster Relief Network.
Anyone interested in assisting with this effort can contact Lubbock County Judge Thomas V. (Tom) Head after 8 a.m. Monday September 22, 2014 at his office at (806) 775-1558. You can also contact the Lubbock County Office of Emergency Management at (806) 775-1911 ( This is not a 24 hour number) or email at email@example.com ( Monitored 24 hours a day).
A partial list of supplies that may be needed are as follows:
GLUE AND GLUE STICKS
SCISSORS — STUDENT AND TEACHER
NAP MATS (PRE-K AND K)
USED CHILDRENS BOOKS
Cash Contributions will also be accepted.