Small fire contained at Oak Mountain High School

By WESLEY HALLMAN / Sports Editor

A small fire believed to be caused by a burned out heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit on the science hall at Oak Mountain High School led to the school being evacuated for a short time Feb. 8, said Shelby County Schools spokesperson Cindy Warner.

The fire was quickly contained and no students were harmed in the incident, Warner said. Warner said the HVAC unit involved was a through-wall unit.

“It did flame up a little bit,” Warner said. “It was mainly a smoke issue.”

As of 1:55 p.m. students are back in class, but not in classrooms on the science hall, Warner said. Warner said the students should be able to return to classrooms on the science hall tomorrow morning, Feb. 9.

Repair work inside the classroom affected will likely lead to the classroom involved being evacuated for an indefinite amount of time, Warner said.