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James Breckenridge Middle School Evacuated as Safety Precaution

Posted: Updated:

1:41 p.m.

Roanoke City Fire-EMS issued the following information on the Breckenridge gas leak: 

The second gas leak was in the 3900 block of Williamson Rd. at Breckenridge Middle School.  The call was received from the E-911 Center at approximately 8:53am and the last unit cleared at 9:43am.

Students were allowed back inside the building - no injuries were reported.


11:13 a.m.

 A spokesperson for Roanoke City Schools says the Fire and EMS responded immediately, not 20 minutes after the evacuation as listed below.


10:20 a.m.

Earlier this morning James Breckenridge Middle School was evacuated after someone within the school reported a smell of gas.

Officials evacuated the building as a safety precaution.

 Fire-EMS arrived on scene approximately 20 minutes after the evacuation.

The department cleared the building in less than a half hour.

Students have returned to the building and class is now in session.


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