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Smoke forces evacuation of Irmo High School

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Students spent about an hour outside Friday morning after somebody discovered smoke coming from a vent inside Irmo High School.

Lexington-Richland School District Five spokesperson Mark Bounds said the problem was traced to a motor in a heating and air conditioning unit.

Students and faculty were told to leave the building as a precaution. Firefighters did not find any flames, but smoke did make its way to two classrooms.

Students and faculty returned to the building around 12:45 p.m.

Nobody was hurt.

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