Southwestern Elementary School evacuated

Published 3:07 pm Monday, January 13, 2014

Southwestern Elementary School was evacuated Monday afternoon when staff smelled wires burning in a classroom, a city spokeswoman said.

The call came in just before 3 p.m. as students were boarding buses to go home for the day. Engine 7, Tanker 1, Rescue 1 and Medic 7A responded, and the smell was determined to be coming from an HVAC unit, city spokeswoman Diana Klink said.

There were no injuries in the incident.

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