Portion Of Byrneville Elementary Evacuated Due To Electrical Surges

April 29, 2013

A portion of Byrneville Elementary School was evacuated Monday morning following an electrical problem.

Several portable buildings on the north side of the school , including the school library, reportedly experienced some sort of electrical surge about 9:30 a.m. that caused sparking in at least one building. The students in the portable buildings were evacuated into the main school building.

The Century Station of Escambia Fire Rescue responded to the school to investigate, and Escambia River Electric Cooperative also responded to the scene. Firefighters remained on scene until almost 11:30 a.m. Monday.

The problem was reportedly traced to a bad neutral in the power supply to school.

There were no injuries.


4 Responses to “Portion Of Byrneville Elementary Evacuated Due To Electrical Surges”

  1. Connor's Mom on April 29th, 2013 11:56 am

    Glad all is ok :) and a big thanks to the great staff of Byrneville Elementary for protecting our children

  2. Sam on April 29th, 2013 10:45 am

    My power was off for a couple of seconds also. Of course i’m on the co op and thats a regular thing. Reset all the clocks, etc.

  3. here, too on April 29th, 2013 10:19 am

    It may not have anything to do with it, but we are close to the school and my power surged and shut off for a few seconds, too. i thought maybe a car wreck or something like that happened…was sometime between 9 and 10 this morning…

  4. sandi mardyla on April 29th, 2013 9:45 am

    Hope all the children will be safe. My family is there.