The 1940 blaze at old Lincoln High School

For many residents, the day the old Lincoln High School was torn down was the closing of an era in Green River.

The school building’s gymnasium caught fire during the evening of Nov. 12, 2006. Green River firefighters battled the blaze through the night, successfully keeping the blaze from spreading to the rest of the building. In the aftermath, an investigation would point to the cause being suspicious, no one would be arrested for starting the fire.

“It was suspicious. Something caused it that was abnormal,” GRFD Fire Chief George Nomis told the Star days after the fire had destroyed the old...


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