There is smoke without fire!

Proof that there can be smoke without fire was demonstrated at Montrose Academy on Monday, when the fire detection system was triggered in the technical department.

A drill generated some air borne material which then triggered the smoke detection system and the Fire Brigade attended.

The incident took place at lunch time and there was a full, rapid and successful evacuation.

The activation of the fire alarm is (until proven otherwise) a fire and so the Fire Brigade is called automatically.

The school is now looking at an extraction system in the wood cutting area to prevent a build-up of such material in the air.