FALSE ALARM: Fire and rescue officers responded quickly to a report of smoke at Buderim Mountain State School.
FALSE ALARM: Fire and rescue officers responded quickly to a report of smoke at Buderim Mountain State School. Brett Wortman

Evacuation disrupts school day

PARENT-teacher interviews were put on hold at Buderim Mountain State School when a fire scare forced an evacuation of the campus.

Four fire crews and a specialist vehicle were called to the school on Main St about 3.45pm yesterday after reports of smoke coming from the administration building roof.

Maroochydore Fire Station officer Conrad Ware said after investigating the scene, they found no evidence of a fire.

"On arrival we got very good information from the principal and evacuations had almost been complete," he said.

"As a process of elimination we've searched the roof void, the roof itself and internal structures, with teams of firefighters with breathing apparatus and heat sensing cameras."

When the alarm was raised, dozens of parents, students and staff were at the school for parent-teacher interviews.

A Queensland Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said an electrician would carry out further checks.


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