Granada High Evacuated Due to Fire Investigation

Firefighters on Thursday were sent to Granada High for a possible structure fire.

2:05 p.m. update. Statement from Superintendent Kelly Bowers, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District:

Just after noon today, Granada High students and staff were evacuated due to a reported burning odor. Fire trucks, police and ambulance immediately responded to the site.  District office administrators also responded, along with maintenance and operations staff.  All students and staff followed safety protocols for a fire alarm, and the problem was isolated to a single classroom with an HVAC issue; those students have been relocated, while all others returned to assigned classes within 15 minutes to one half hour.   District technicians are assessing and repairing the HVAC problem.  We commend the students and staff for adhering to all safety protocols and we thank the City of Livermore's responders for ensuring our campus safety.


12:35 p.m. update: Appears all students cleared to return to class, according to student on campus.

Granada High has been evacuated while firefighters investigate a possible fire on campus, according to reports.

Emergency crews were sent to the campus just after 12 noon Thursday and during a preliminary investigation found light smoke in one of the buildings, according to reports.

In addition, firefighters report a strong odor of smoke and suspect an electrical issue. Crews are also shutting down HVAC units on campus.

A student on campus posted on Livermore Patch's Facebook page that the campus has been evacuated to the school's football field.

The student also reports that a teacher said the possible fire was in Room 507 on campus.

Livermore Patch will update this story as more information is made available.

Katie January 17, 2013 at 10:50 PM
in the middle if lunch the fire alarm when on. No one responded because these past two weeks the fire alarm has gone on before due to foods class and students were thinking it was a food smoking in the foods class once again. Campus supervisors came out and told us the head to the football field. We knew it was something big because everyone went outside, and fire trucks came. the past two fire alarms when haft if the school comes out they would clear the alarm. We stood out there for at least 30min. And headed back to class , all students that had the 500 building as there 4th period went to student union. 5th period classes that had the 500 building had classes as usual , except kids in 507 did not go back to class.
Rosemary January 17, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Evacuation to footbal field went very smooth. Good job GHS!
Kristofer Noceda January 18, 2013 at 12:34 AM
Thanks Speedie B, Katie and Rosemary for the info.
gordon.dave@comcast.net January 18, 2013 at 01:05 AM
What is a "HVAC issue"?
KEH January 18, 2013 at 05:07 AM
HVAC is Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning


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