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False alarm brings fire department to campus


False alarm brings fire department to campus

The facility operations department tripped a fire alarm in the Hedlund building during a state building inspection, causing emergency personnel to hurry onto campus.

“I was in class, and I wasn’t sure what we were supposed to do, it was kind of confusing,” said Angel Gable, a 37 year old GED student from Coeur d’Alene.

Part of the state’s inspection involves pulling certain wires for the building’s smoke alarms to test elevator’s response.

When the test was finished, the alarms were reset, causing one located on the first floor to sound off.

The alarms were quickly turned off, but a fire truck had already reached campus.








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Christina Villagomez is the current Managing Editor and former News Editor at the Sentinel. Described by a previous employer as being a jack-of-all-trades-writer and a bit of a spark-plug, Christina enjoys writing hard news stories when she's not attending board of trustee meetings in her spare time. Christina was previously a staff writer at the Panhandle Sun, and is the three-time winner of the Most Cheerful Award at her old elementary school as well as several Idaho Press Club Awards and a Region Ten Mark of Excellence Award from The Society of Professional Journalists for her news writing.

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