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A Woodbury firefighter climbs to the roof of Bailey Elementary to inspect a suspicious smell. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

Bailey Elementary students temporarily evacuated; incident benign

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Bailey Elementary students were hustled outdoors Wednesday while firefighters investigated a suspicious smell.

The odor, firefighters later learned, stemmed from a slipping belt located in the building's heating and ventilation equipment. There was no fire, but Woodbury safety officer Scott Tenner said precautions - which included the temporary evacuation of students and a heavy response from firefighters - were appropriate.


"Better safe than sorry," he said.

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