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Light ballast fire causes GMS evacuation

Monday, April 23, 2012

A minor electrical malfunction caused the evacuation of Greencastle Middle School Monday morning.

At 8:48 a.m., the Greencastle Fire Department was dispatched to the middle school at 400 S. Percy Julian Dr. for a structure fire.

Upon the fire department's arrival, the school had been evacuated, but the fire was already out. The problem had originated in a light ballast in the gymnasium.

After a brief investigation, the fire department cleared the scene at 9:09 a.m., releasing staff and students to re-enter the school.

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