THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) –A special investigator is in Thomasville Thursday to determine what caused a fire in gym of the Everett Milton YMCA.
The fire damaged original wood floors, the walls, ceiling, and some equipment.
An employee discovered the fire while unlocking doors at the start of business Tuesday.
Officials believe the fire's origin most likely came from a box fan found in the gym. They say it would have been worse if the fire started any earlier or later.
"It happened miraculously at a time of day when there are no members in the building and more importantly no children around," says the Thomasville Y Branch Director, Tom Everett. "So we're fortunate from that standpoint."
Officials say the gym will be closed until further notice and all basketball games will be held at the other Y location on Remington Avenue.
All other parts of the center are operating normally.