DURHAM — Students were forced out of their middle school after a fire in a utility room Monday morning. But everything was handled efficiently, and classes are once more under way.
The fire was discovered about 8:30 a.m. in a utility room in the gym at Lowe's Grove Middle School on Alston Avenue.
The blaze was put out quickly, but there was a lot of smoke in building.
Students were evacuated while the smoke was cleared.
The fire was accidental; the motor in a heating unit had shorted out.
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