Luray High School temporarily evacuated

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Luray High School was temporarily evacuated Monday afternoon May 2 after smoke was seen coming from the building.

Around 2 p.m. smoke was reported in the school’s common area when the fire department was called.

The school was evacuated for approximately 15 minutes as authorities investigated.

Fire personnel were able to determine the smoke was coming from a malfunctioning furnace.

Fire officials were able to remedy the situation quickly and students, staff and faculty were able to safely re-enter the building at approximately 2:15 p.m..

By 2:40 p.m. school officials posted on the Page County Public School website that the situation had been remedied.

The post goes on to praise the quick response of local emergency services.

Luray High School Principal Nicky Clark went on to praise the response of students and staff.

According to the post the principal said the students and staff handled the situation beautifully.

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Skyline Middle School is temporarily evacuated

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Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) reports that Skyline Middle School had to be evacuated for about 90 minutes yesterday Feb. 23.

WCFR received a call around 9 a.m. that smoke was filling a class room of the school.

After evacuation and investigation there was no fire but smoke from a malfunctioning fan motor had filled the room.

Front Royal Truck 1, Rescue Engine 2 from Rivermont, Engine 4 from Linden and Rescue Engine 10 from North Warren assisted on the call.

After investigation maintenance staff resolved the fan motor issue and there were no other concerns.

It was determined that the incident posed no threat to students or staff and school resumed.

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