Smoking motor prompts long recess for Minden Elementary students |

Smoking motor prompts long recess for Minden Elementary students

Staff Reports
East Fork Fire vehicles outside Minden Elementary School on Wednesday.
Brad Coman |

Minden Elementary students got a little extra time outdoors on Wednesday morning after a smoking HVAC unit sent smoke through the school.

Firefighters responded to a report of smoke at the school at 10:10 a.m. Students were evacuated.

By 10:30 a.m., firefighters traced the smoke to a heating and air conditioning unit and the students enjoyed recess while smoke was cleared from the building.

Superintendent Teri White, who responded to the incident, said a motor burned out in the unit.

■ Firefighters responded to a vehicle down an embankment at Highway 88 and Diamond Valley Road 8:05 a.m. Wednesday.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a Sienna rolled 30 feet down an embankment.

The driver was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center for treatment.

■ A motorhome caught fire and burned while its owner was eating in Sharkey’s on Saturday.

The 1978 vehicle was a total loss, according to firefighters.

Witnesses reported smoke coming from the motor home at about 1:10 p.m.