Students at Leona Libby Middle School evacuated after fire alarm triggered by heating system
WEST RICHLAND, Wash. — Students and teachers at Leona Libby Middle School were evacuated for a short time today when the fire alarm was triggered by work being done on the heating system.
It happened around 10 this morning. When firefighters arrived, they were unable to find any fire or smoke. After investigating, they decided the cause was most likely due to work being done on the heating and air conditioning system. They believe sensors may have been tripped by dust burn-off when the system was powered back on.
No one was hurt, and students were back in their classrooms before noon.
This incident was unrelated to a similar incident that happened at Leona Libby in November when a LED emergency light malfunctioned causing some smoke.