RES evacuated Wed. October 10, due to smell of smoke in building

Posted by David Nancarrow on 10/2/2019

October 2, 2019
 
Greetings Remington Elementary School Families,
 
At approximately 12:20 Wednesday afternoon RES staff noticed the smell of smoke in the building. RES administrators immediately called 911 and evacuated the school. All students moved quickly and safely to their evacuation points outside while our partners at the Colorado Springs Fire Department dispatched a crew to RES.
 
CSFD searched the building and discovered the smell was likely coming from a house fire happening at the same time in a neighborhood a few blocks from RES. Fire crews assured administrators the school is not at risk and gave the all clear to return to normal activities at 12:35 p.m, approximately 15 minutes after the initial alarm. 
 
D49 thanks our partners at the Colorado Springs Fire Department and encourages all of our staff, students and families to stay alert for anything unusual. D49 will remain proactive and partner with first responders to ensure a safe learning environment awaits every District 49 learner.  
 
Sincerely,
 
David Nancarrow
Director of Communications