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Discharged fire extinguisher, burnt butter braid sends Craig Fire/Rescue to high school

Students gather in the Moffat County High School parking lot as Craig Fire/Rescue firefighters clear air polluted when a fire extinguisher was discharged inside the school.
Sasha Nelson/staff

CRAIG — A fire extinguisher was discharged inside Moffat County High School a little before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Students were evacuated into the parking lots.

“We treated it just like a fire drill when the alarm went off,” said Principal Kyle York.

Craig Fire Rescue and Craig Police Department responded to the incident.

Firefighters checked the southeast, ground floor of the building, where the extinguisher had been located, to ensure there wasn’t a fire.

When they didn’t find a fire, firefighters used fans to clear propellant from the air before students were allowed back in the building.

The person responsible for discharging the fire extinguisher has not been identified. The school resource officer and administrators are investigating the incident.

Craig Fire/Rescue also responded to an incident at the high school just after 6 p.m. Tuesday, when a butter braid was overheated in a microwave, causing smoke that triggered the fire alarms, York said.

No one was injured in either incident. The extinguisher and butter braid will have to be replaced.

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