Wednesday, April 30, 2014
UPDATE Westport firefighters today responded to a report of a burning odor at Staples High School and the building was evacuated as a result.
Fire officials said the odor was traced to a light fixture in second floor room 2035.
Fire units raced to the school at 7:15 a.m. just before the start of classes after a maintenance worker called 911. Buses had to drop off students at the north entrance because the main entrance was blocked by emergency vehicles.
When firefighters arrived, students and staff were congregated in the field house and the school’s fire alarm was sounding. Staff and students were allowed to return to classes just before the start of first period at 7:27 a.m.
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