Evansville Fire Department crews responded to a report of a fire at Evansville’s Signature School building at around 8 p.m. on Thursday night.
Upon arrival, crews were met by an employee who informed them of an alarm sounding and the smell of smoke, at which point the on-duty District Chief called for additional units.
First responders checked the alarm panel to find a detector activation on the 6th floor of the building. Upon reaching the 6th floor a light haze of smoke was seen.
After further investigation, a small fire was found in a utility closet on top of a cleaning cart.
Crews used two pressurized water extinguishers to put out the fire. Fans were then used to remove smoke from the building. Crews departed from the scene around 8:41 p.m.
The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation as of now.
The Evansville Fire Department says this is a great example of how properly working smoke detectors can save property and possibly lives.