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Smoke smell, but no fire, at Oltman Middle School in St. Paul Park

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Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

Oltman Middle School students experienced an unplanned fire drill at mid-day on Thursday, Sept. 8.

School officials evacuated the school after a smoke smell in the gym area. Apparently a sensor on a fan failed, according to Barb Brown, District 833 communications director.

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The students were out of the building about an hour, she said.

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