Smoke Causes FPS Evacuation

At approximately 11:41 a.m., Oswego City Fire and Police crews were called to the Fitzhugh Park Elementary School, 195 E. Bridge St., in regard to a small fire isolated in a trash can.

The school was evacuated as emergency crews arrived on scene.

Upon arrival, the fire had already been extinguished by a school district employee.

The scene was evaluated by the Oswego Fire Department and deemed safe to allow reentry.

There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.

Oswego Fire and Police personnel remain on scene investigating the cause of the fire in cooperation with Oswego City School District personnel.


OSWEGO, NY – Students at the Fitzhugh Park Elementary School were evacuated from the building for a short time this morning as smoke was reported on the second floor.

Upon further investigation the source of the smoke was a fire in a waste basket.

The Oswego Fire Department and district personnel have been on the scene.

There were no injuries.

Officials have allowed the students to return to their classrooms.

District officials are continuing their investigation  into the cause of the fire.

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