Fire scare at Willow Elementary

Heavy rains following a long dry spell can trigger fire alarms, cause wires to spark and heaters that have been off to malfunction when they kick on—and that means a visit by firefighters.

The latter was the case Dec. 13 at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills.

A heater that had been idle for some time clicked on during heavy rains and gusty winds, triggering a fire alarm and an evacuation.

Reports of a fire at the Laro Drive campus went out just before 9 a.m.

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