Fire alarm at school turns out to be malfunctioning equipment

A suspected fire at Green Acres Elementary School on Monday, Dec. 20, ended up being some malfunctioning equipment, the Lebanon Fire District reported.

At 3:37 p.m. Lebanon Fire District responded to an alarm activation at the school, 700 S. 10th St. According to an LFD news release, on arrival crews noticed smoke coming from the building with the fire alarm going off. Crews immediately upgraded to a first alarm, and made entry to the building and the roof. Upon entry into the building, crews found smoke in the building and two classrooms.

Incident command upgraded to a second alarm and after further investigation, it was determined that an actuator and motor from the heating system malfunctioned causing smoke to accumulate in two classrooms and surrounding areas.

Crews checked for heat and extension, and cleared the building of smoke. Eleven units responded with 22 personnel.