Fire damages postís Specker Chapel

By Mike Bowers
Managing editor

 There were no reported injuries from a fire that began during the first evening of the Passover celebration and caused major damage to Fort Leonard Wood’s Specker  Chapel Monday.

 Chapel occupants were able to safely evacuate the facility, according to the Installation Operations Center. The cause of the fire is under  investigation.

 The 300-seating capacity Specker Chapel, constructed in the 1970s, is one of eight chapels available to worshipers on Fort Leonard Wood.

 “It’s just too early for us to know the extent of damages or the cost for repair,” said Heather Coursey, Directorate of Public Works, Engineering Division chief.

 “Our first concern was the safety of those who needed access to the facility to determine the damage and make other assessments. It looks as if the repairs/renovation will be extensive, but we just can’t attach a…     Read More...