No fire found at Eldorado High School
Posted at: 09/28/2012 10:56 AM
| Updated at: 09/28/2012 12:47 PM
By: KOB.com staff
Firefighters evacuated Eldorado High School after reports of smoke in the administration building Friday morning, but let students back in after no fire was found.
AFD was called after smoke was found in the school's administration building.
APS and firefighters investigated and found no smoke or fire.
The scene has been cleared.
Below is a text of a letter Eldorado principal Martin C. Sandoval sent to parents Friday:
There was a fire alarm today at our school. The cause of the alarm was a burnt out ballast to a lighting unit in the main office. There was no actual fire. The burnt out ballast created smoke and an awful smell that permeated through the main office. As a result of the fire alarm, students were cleared out of all buildings and remained out of the buildings until the Albuquerque Fire Department gave me the go ahead to allow students back to class. Students were out of class for about 15-20 minutes and no one was allowed to enter the main office until the all clear was given by AFD. The smoke and smell was cleared out of the administration building, the ballast was fixed, and the building was deemed safe to renter. School is now operating normally.
Martin C. Sandoval
Principal Eldorado High School
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