Vista Middle School Smoke Investigation

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Las Cruces firefighters were called to the report of a possible fire at Vista Middle School just after 9 a.m. Monday, September 12. When firefighters arrived, the building had already been evacuated by school staff.

Firefighters located a classroom containing a moderate amount of smoke. The source of the smoke was discovered to be from a malfunctioned motor of a HVAC unit.

Fire crews ventilated the structure and within an hour the condition of the building was determined to be safe for students and faculty to re-enter and resume their day.


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