Burned St. Pete high school auditorim reopens

Published On: Feb 25 2013 09:48:17 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 25 2013 11:32:02 AM EST
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -

The auditorium at St. Petersburg High School is back open after catching fire last August.

The building has been closed since a fire swept through 6 months ago.

Fire officials say a hot torch left by a roofing company started the blaze.

The Pinellas County School Board District spent $350,000 to repair the damages.

The school district's insurance is covering most of the repair cost, but officials are also looking for compensation from the roofing company.

The school's drama teacher says that most of the details should be fixed by the time the students stage 'Little Miss Sunshine' in March.