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Nitro Elementary Closing Early After Problem With Furnace

Reported by: Send eMail Bethany Simmons
Videographer: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: Katelyn Sykes
Reported: Dec. 16, 2013 8:50 AM EST
Updated: Dec. 16, 2013 1:06 PM EST

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Nitro Elementary Gas
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Nitro , Kanawha County , West Virginia

Nitro Elementary is closing at 10 a.m. Monday after a problem with a furnace.

C.W. Sigman, Kanawha County deputy emergency manager and fire coordinator, said a carbon monoxide detector went off at the school after a problem with a furnace. No injuries were reported.

Sigman said students were moved to another area of the school away from the furnace problem, and officials were monitoring the situation.




Emergency crews were responding to a report of the smell of natural gas at a Kanawha County elementary school.

The natural gas smell was reported early Monday at Nitro Elementary, but the school building was not evacuated. No injuries were reported.

A firefighter said the smell of natural gas was believed to be coming from outside of the building.

The Nitro Fire Department and Mountaineer Gas responded to the scene.



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