A false alarm brought multiple fire units to a local elementary school on Monday morning, according to a city information officer.
At about 10:30 a.m., Maricopa Fire Department responded to Butterfield Elementary School, but upon arrival found no smoke or flames.
It was deemed a false alarm, said Monica Williams, a public information officer for the city.
A private firm was on the school’s campus testing the alarm system and “triggered the actual alarm,” Williams said. There were no school children on campus as Winter Break began Monday.
Two firetrucks were seen in the school’s parking lot, and firefighting personnel were seen walking into the building to confirm there was no fire.
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