SCHOOL EVACUATION UPDATE Fire Crews Discover Heating Unit Issue, Clear Scene At Marmet Elementary
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Videographer: John Tincher
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 19, 2012 12:19 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 19, 2012 3:19 PM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Emergency crews have cleared the scene of a fire investigation at Marmet Elementary School.
Crews responded to the school about noon Friday after someone reported they saw smoke coming from the roof. Firefighters climbed on the roof and detected a burning wire-type smell, and they disconnected a heating unit. The smoke did not enter the school, and no injuries were reported.
Students were evacuated from the building while the situation was investigated. It was unclear whether they were going to return to classes.
Marmet Elementary School was evacuated Friday morning, an emergency dispatcher said.
Emergency crews were on the scene and investigating a possible fire. No flames were visible when Eyewitness News arrived at the scene.
Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for further updates.
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