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West Hartford Fire Department: Kingswood Oxford Building Evacuated Due to Smoke

West Hartford Fire Department responds to a report of smoke at Kingswood Oxford School. Courtesy photo

Multiple units responded to Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford on Monday afternoon for a report of smoke.

West Hartford Fire Department responds to a report of smoke at Kingswood Oxford School. Courtesy photo

By Ronni Newton

The West Hartford Fire Department responded to a report of smoke in one of the buildings on the campus of Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford on Monday afternoon, and quickly determined that the cause was an overheated elevator controller, Chief Greg Priest said.

The incident was reported at 4:31 p.m. Police arrived on scene at 4:33 p.m., and firefighters arrived at 4:36 p.m., Priest said.

Priest said that multiple units responded, but it was quickly determined that there was not a fire, but just smoke from the overheated elevator controller.

The occupants of the building were displaced for a short period of time while the smoke was cleared from the area. Students were being dismissed at the time, and there was some inconvenience, but no injuries.

The incident was brought under control quickly, Priest said.

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