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Electrical problem blamed for smoke at school

2 years 2 weeks 5 days ago April 16, 2014 Apr 16, 2014 Wednesday, April 16 2014 Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:47:05 AM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said an electrical problem caused smoke at Shenandoah Elementary Wednesday morning, which led to an evacuation of the school.

A St. George Fire Department spokesperson said just after 9 a.m. the school reported smoke had appeared in one of their buildings. When firefighters arrived they said they found a ceiling tile smoldering in one of the classrooms, and quickly extinguished it.

Firefighters said the students and staff were evacuated as a precaution, and there were no injuries.

School maintenance fixed the problem and students were able to go back inside just after 10 a.m.


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