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ASMSA campus to close because of Majestic Hotel fire

HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts will close at noon today in consideration of issues related to the ongoing fire at the historic Majestic Hotel in downtown Hot Springs.

"I have been in communication with City of Hot Springs officials this morning regarding the fire at the Majestic Hotel complex. With the fire department's efforts to combat the fire continuing into the weekend and expected, prolonged issues related to water pressure and air quality, campus will close following the (West Central Regional) Science Fair/SRS (Senior Research Symposium) awards ceremony this morning," Director Corey Alderdice said in an email.

To provide time to flush air systems in affected buildings on campus once the fire has settled, classes at the school have also been canceled for Monday. Students will be able to return to campus beginning at 2 p.m. Monday. The situation will be monitored over the weekend, and students, parents and employees will be notified of any changes of plans.