Minor fire damages closet, sets off evacuation
A brief evacuation was ordered at Laurens District High School this morning.
G Pod was without electricity after school personnel put out an electrical fire; precautionary evacuation was ordered at 9:53 am. A HVAC compressor froze and caused a surge, causing a fire in an electrical panel. G Pod students were taken to the commons, then to alternate instruction space, District 55 announced.
A closet was damaged by fire, and smoke spread to other areas of the school, an announcement said.