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Middletown Transcript
  • Bathroom fire forces evacuation of Meredith Middle School

  • Students at Everett Meredith Middle School were forced to evacuate the building Wednesday afternoon after a small fire filled the third-floor with smoke.
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  • Students at Everett Meredith Middle School were forced to evacuate the building Wednesday afternoon after a small fire filled the third-floor with smoke.
    Firefighters were called to the school on South Broad Street in Middletown just before 2:15 p.m., according to Volunteer Hose Company Chief Frank Bailey.
    Meredith Middle Principal T.J. Vari said a faculty member found burning toilet paper in a third-floor boys bathroom and quickly put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher.
    However, the students were still evacuated as a precaution, he said.
    Firefighters used fans to remove the lingering smoke on the third floor, which houses sixth-grade classroom.
    The scene was placed under control just before 2:45 p.m.
    Students were then allowed to return to the building before being dismissed from school about five minutes later than usual.
    “The school followed the correct procedure and evacuated the students appropriately,” Bailey said. “And at the end of the day, thankfully no one was hurt.”
    Bailey said the state fire marshal’s office has been notified of the fire, although it was not immediately clear Wednesday afternoon whether fire officials planned to undertake a full investigation.

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