Smoke, no fire, sounds alarm at FMS

GUILDERLAND — An early morning fire alarm at Farnsworth Middle School did not close the school on Friday; only the locker rooms were closed.

At about 3:33 a.m. on Nov. 12, the fire alarm at Farnsworth detected smoke in the boys’ locker room and coaches’ offices, according to a notice emailed to parents from the district four hours later, at 7:33 a.m.

“The fire department cleared the area and detected no active fire,” the notice said. “A faulty motor on the HVAC unit was the cause. Repairs are underway.”

— Melissa Hale-Spencer

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