Two units (Engine 16 and Ladder 5) were called to the school at 3:30 p.m., the school’s regular pick-up time.
“Students who had been dismissed out the main entrance were called back to line up in the play yard, according to usual fire drill procedure,” Bagley parent Erica Grivas reports. ”I don’t know the cause of the alarm, but there were no outward signs of smoke.”
No additional units were sent to the scene and the incident is now closed, according to the Seattle Fire Department Real-Time 911 Dispatch.
Update, Thursday April 28, 2011: Anitra Pinchback-Jones, Principal of Daniel Bagley Elementary, reports that Tuesday’s fire alarm was due a defective smoke detector.
“All is well now,” Principal Pinchback-Jones told Erica Grivas. “The fire department and Seattle Public Schools have partnered to update our systems.”