ATWOOD, Kan. (KSNW) — Firefighters battled a fire at Rawlins County Junior-Senior High School in Atwood Monday morning.

It is unclear when the fire started. The Atwood Police Department told KSN News they were there just before 10 a.m. However, some Atwood residents said the fire started hours before that.

Firefighters found fire and smoke when they arrived. The APD says the Colby Fire Department is assisting the Atwood Fire Department.

The spokesperson said there are no reports of injuries. It is too early to know the extent of the damage or the cause of the fire.

The superintendent of Rawlins County Public Schools, USD 105, posted a message on the district’s Facebook page:

Dear USD 105 Community,

As you know, the Junior-Senior High School sustained a fire this morning. Smoke was discovered when opening for the summer weight program. Atwood, local, and area fire departments responded to the fire. It appears the building has sustained significant damage, but the extent is unknown. It is still an active scene, please stay away for now.

Thank you for our community’s support, especially all of the fire crews and emergency personnel.


Eric Stoddard, USD 105 Superintendent

The Atwood Police Department is asking community members with doorbell cameras to check devices for any activity captured between 11 p.m. on June 4 to 6 a.m. on June 5. If you have seen anything suspicious in this time frame, please call 785-626-3833.