- Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

BARRE, Vt. (AP) - Officials say students were evacuated from the elementary and middle school in Barre after a fire broke out in the school’s heating system.

Officials say the wood chip boiler malfunctioned, sending out smoke, and activating a fire alarm on Thursday. No one was injured.

A backup propane heating system was turned on.

The superintendent says students were outside for a few minutes before they returned to the building.

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