North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

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December 14, 2012

Smoke fills Gardendale church daycare, but no fire found

GARDENDALE — Children and workers were evacuated from the daycare center at Gardendale-Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church on Friday afternoon, after smoke filled the facility.

However, no fire was found; Susan Payne of the center's staff said that the evacuation was done "out of caution."

Payne said they suspect the smoke ws comeing from the heating system.

A parent reported the incident to the Gardendale Fire Department, but trucks which responded were sent away.

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