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Lots of smoke, but no fire at Lakeridge
LO firefighters rushed to the scene after receiving a call Wednesday, but no one was injured and nothing was damaged at the school
A malfunctioning refrigerator in the concessions stand of Lakeridge High School's lower gym pushed out a lot of smoke Wednesday afternoon, but firefighters responding to the school found no flames.
No one was injured and damage was minor even the fridge could be repaired, according to Deputy Fire Marshal David Smith.
Three engines, a ladder truck, a battalion chief vehicle and a heavy rescue vehicle carrying about 15 firefighters rushed to the school around 1:35 p.m. That may seem like a big response, Smith said, but there are legal requirements regarding how many firefighters must be outside controlling ventilation while people are inside battling a blaze, and there need to be enough personnel to control the hoses and set up other equipment.
Smith said firefighters responded earlier this month to a possible fire in a commercial structure on B Avenue. In that situation, an HVAC unit was malfunctioning and created a smell of smoke, Smith said.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT