Wall High School briefly evacuated after reports of smoke

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Firefighters responded to reports of smoke at Wall High School. PHOTO BY MARK R. SULLIVAN

WALL TOWNSHIP — Wall Township High School was evacuated for a little over an hour on Friday afternoon, interrupting a girls volleyball game and athletic practices while firefighters investigated a report that occupants of the building had smelled smoke. 

“All we have is ‘smell of smoke,” said Wall Township Police Capt. Gregory Carpino, shortly after 3 p.m. “Anyone in the building has been evacuated.”

At about 4 p.m., students and others were allowed to re-enter the school but the volleyball game against Howell was canceled because full power had not yet been restored. Full restoration occurred shortly thereafter.

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