Equipment Malfunction Set Off Alarms at Wethersfield High

A motor malfunction set off alarms this morning.

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    Wethersfield High School was evacuated because of the smell of smoke this morning. Students are being allowed back inside.

    Wethersfield High School was evacuated this morning due to a strong odor of smoke.

    The Wethersfield Fire Department responded to the school 411 Wolcott Hill Road around 7:30 a.m. when the fire alarm went off and school officials said it went off because of a suspicious odor, possibly smoke, in the building.

    Students were evacuated from the building and emergency crews determined the odor was caused by a motor malfunction in a 23-year-old rooftop air handling unit near the technical education classrooms.

    There was no smoke or fire and students were allowed back into the the building by 8:30 a.m.

    No one was injured and there was no danger, officials said.

    Officials said the incident was an equipment malfunction and it was not associated with the renovation or construction activity.


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