GALLOWAY — Assumption Regional Catholic School was briefly evacuated Friday morning, after a report of smell of smoke in a classroom.

Township Fire Chief Rick Smith said school staff reported smelling smoke and the fire alarm was activated. Several fire companies, including Oceanville, Bayview and Pomona, responded at approximately 9:30 a.m.

Volunteers from the Oceanville Fire Company were already on scene, as they were giving a presentation for Fire Prevention Month. Students were evacuated from the building while firefighters investigated. 

Smith said there were no visible signs of fire or smoke and fire crews investigated for a source. An email from the school's administration said the source of the smell was "likely related to the heat being turned on and connecting with dust".

Students were allowed back into the school and classes resumed. 

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