New Milford officials work on plans for opening high school after fire

Officials in New Milford are working on plans for making how to get New Milford High School open after a damaging fire. It's the second fire at the school since December.
The town council discussed Monday what needs to be done to get the high school open and ready for fall. There will be two other meetings this week.
The fire happened in the middle of the building last week, causing water and smoke damage.
"Obviously this is a very big and complicated job," said Mayor Pete Bass. "The fire hit right in the center of the building. It's that whole lobby area and the classrooms three floors up with the classrooms that are attached to that main hall."
Students News 12 spoke with say they don't mind dealing with some inconvenience, but they want to be able to attend classes in person.
“I just think it's a bummer. I hope it's going to be fixed as soon as possible and everything, we just got over this COVID thing and everything I just want things to be normal again,” said incoming senior Nick Monroy.

The mayor says one possible solution may be portable classrooms, rearranging how space is used and doing some classes off-site.
There is no word yet on the cause of the fire.