Truck fire leads to partial evacuation of West View Elementary |

Truck fire leads to partial evacuation of West View Elementary

Smoke from a garbage truck on fire forced the evacuation of West View Elementary students from parts of the building, North Hills School District officials said.

A garbage truck caught on fire and pulled into the West View fire station on Perrysville Avenue, across from the elementary school, early Tuesday afternoon.

Students and teachers on the Perrysville Avenue side of the building were evacuated to other parts of the school, and all the outside air systems were turned off to prevent smoke from entering the building.

“Because it was directly across from the school, the smoke was blowing that way,” district spokeswoman Amanda Hartle said.

No students or teachers were injured.

In a message sent to parents, school Principal Jesse Simpson said students were moved “quickly and safely.”

The truck is owned by Joseph J. Brunner Inc., a local recycling and waste-removal company based in Beaver County.

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