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Fairfield High School evacuated after alarm

Fairfield firefighters prepare to enter Fairfield High School Wednesday morning after a fire alarm forced students and staff to evacuate. (Photo courtesy of Fairfield High School)
Fairfield firefighters prepare to enter Fairfield High School Wednesday morning after a fire alarm forced students and staff to evacuate. (Photo courtesy of Fairfield High School)

Fairfield High School was evacuated Wednesday morning and all students were later sent home after a fire alarm sounded in the building.

Students and staff evacuated at 9:35 a.m. All emergency services, including the fire department, police, EMS and sheriff’s office arrived within minutes. Students and staff remained outside as emergency responders entered the building. The area that created the alarm was identified and secured, but students were dismissed for the remainder of the school day.

“All emergency services worked closely with Fairfield Community School District officials to make sure all the students and teachers were evacuated and safe,” stated a news releease from Jefferson County Attorney Chauncey Moulding. “Currently, there have been no injuries reported, and there is no known threat to the safety of the public.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Those with information pertaining to this matter are asked to contact the Fairfield Police Department at 641-472-4146.