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Durham School Fire Out; Students Back In

Posted October 15, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT

— 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.