Electrical Fire At Shore Area School, No Injuries

LACEY – Lacey Township High School students and staff were evacuated for approximately 15-20 minutes this morning due to smoke coming from the roof of the Auxiliary Gym, Superintendent Vanessa Clark confirmed.

“On the roof, an HVAC unit had a small electrical fire, which the school maintenance staff promptly resolved,” stated an alert on the school’s website. “Further, due to the quick response of Forked River and Lanoka Harbor Fire Departments, the situation remained under control and the students were able to return to the building.”

Clark noted that a few staff members smelled the smoke and then those inside the school were evacuated at approximately 9:30 a.m.

It was determined that the cause of the smoke was in fact an electrical fire near an HVAC unit.

“All areas of the school are cleared and deemed safe. The building has returned to its normal operating procedures,” stated the alert.

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