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January 9, 2014

Burning generator fills school with smoke

NEW CASTLE — A burning generator caused the basement of an Ellwood City school building to fill with smoke.

Ellwood City volunteer firefighters were called to Hartman Elementary School at 401 Fourth St. just before 8:30 p.m. Monday when a passing motorist reported seeing flashing lights inside the building and called 911.

Firefighters said they found the electric motor on a generator was burning. About a dozen firefighters responded and cleared smoke from the building.

The fire was confined to the generator.

Crews left the scene about 9:30 p.m.

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