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Forum staff reports, Published April 30 2013

Gas smell at Hawthorne Elementary false alarm

FARGO – Fire crews found no dangerous gases at Hawthorne Elementary School here Tuesday night after a report of a gas smell.

Fire officials said there was a slight odor in the school’s entryway, but equipment found no measurement of dangerous compounds.

“Just a false alarm,” Assistant Fire Chief LeRoy Skarloken said.

Crews were called to the school around 8:35 p.m. just as a meeting of the Clara Barton and Hawthorne neighborhoods was wrapping up. Most of the roughly 75-person crowd had already left the building.