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Overnight Fire at Sedgwick Middle School Contained by West Hartford Fire Department

West Hartford Fire Department responds to Sedgwick School on July 24. Courtesy photo

The West Hartford Fire Department responded to Sedgwick Middle School overnight after a fire alarm was activated.

By Ronni Newton

The sprinkler system was able to control the impact of an overnight fire at Sedgwick Middle School and West Hartford Fire Department crews completed the task of extinguishing the blaze, officials said Saturday.

A fire alarm was triggered and the first units responded to Sedgwick right around midnight Saturday, the battalion chief said.

Crews found “the sprinkler system activated with light smoke in the school,” he said.

The fire was traced to the wood shop, where the sprinkler system had been activated and successfully kept the blaze under control.

Units extinguished the remaining fire and ventilated the building, the battalion chief said.

There were no injuries and the scene was cleared at 2 a.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office.

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