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2:15 PM, Aug 28, 2013   |    comments
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CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. -- Camden Middle School and the Kingsland Fire Department were alerted to a potential hazard by the fire detection system.

According to a Camden County School press release, the alert came in around noon Wednesday.

School officials evacuated students into the gymnasium and then into the main building at approximately 12:45 pm.

The Kingsland Fire Department spotted smoke in the front main hall of a building. A school maintenance personnel determined that it was coming from a ruptured refrigerant line in one of the air conditioning units.

According to the release, monthly drills were able to prepare students, teachers and administrators of events like these.

There was no imminent danger and fire officials authorized school personnel that students could return to the building.

School maintenance staff began to assess the damage and prepare for repairs immediately.

The Kingsland Fire Department's response to the scene was swift and decisive. The release says, their efforts and professionalism, as always, contributed to our ability to keep students and staff safe and resume normal operations as quickly as possible.

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