City Confirms Crews Respond To Smoke At Ireland Elementary 8/29/13
CBS 7 Staff Report
August 29, 2013
UPDATE: 4:03 P.M.
The City of Odessa issued this statement surrounding the fire at Ireland Elementary:
Odessa Fire Rescue are at Ireland Elementary in response to a call of smoke in the building. Electricity has been shut off, there is not a fire and there is no immediate threat or danger to the students or staff at Ireland elementary.
Mike Adkins with ECISD is on scene for the next ten to fifteen minutes. He will release details when he is able.
UPDATE 4:05 P.M.:
City of Odessa Spokesperson Andrea Goodson tells CBS 7 that crews are on scene responding to smoke, but they do not see flames.
Goodson says crews are working to find the source of the smoke.
Eyewitnesses report smoke coming out of Ireland Elementary school.
Two eyewitnesses tell CBS 7 that some students are evacuated to across the street from the school.
They say fire officials and EMS are on scene.
Scanner traffic says the building is currently evacuated.