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Small Fire Forces Evacuation at Tyner Middle Academy

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A small fire broke out Friday afternoon at Tyner Middle Academy in the East Wing which housed 7th and 8th graders

The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm around 1 p.m. and went Tyner with six fire companies. 

Battalion Chief Rick Boatwright tells Channel 3 the fire started where an electrical service line connected to the second floor of the East Wing building of Tyner Middle, but it burned itself out before firefighters arrived on the scene. 

Principal Mark Smith said the pull alarm was activated soon as the fire was discovered and the entire building was evacuated as a precaution. No injuries were reported.

Harold Thrower, supervisor over maintenance for the Hamilton County Department of Education said EPB would disconnect power to that building until repairs could be made followed by a thorough inspection. 

Thrower said students would be allowed into the cafeteria to eat their lunch, and then move to the gym, which still has power and air conditioning. Students will remain in the gym until school lets out at 4 p.m.

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