Forum staff reports, Published April 30 2013
Gas smell at Hawthorne Elementary false alarmFARGO – 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.