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OK: Evacuation at School for Electrical Fire

COLBERT, OK — Hundreds of students were evacuated for a short time this morning because of a small electrical fire.

Authorities said the fire happened around 9:30 a.m. on the back side of the old middle school. Some electrical wires on the outside of the wall shorted out and started burning.

About 600 students were evacuated from the building, which houses seventh through twelfth grade classes, and the elementary school.

Colbert firefighters were able to put the fire out quickly and no one was hurt.

“We were worried first of all about the kids,” says Colbert assistant fire chief Jonathan Horn. “The school was on fire when we got here. They were all out on the ball court which was a good sign.”

The students were moved to other classrooms until the power can be restored.

Story via kten.com

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