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Doral Academy on Saddle Avenue evacuated after odor of smoke

A southwest valley elementary school was briefly evacuated while fire crews investigated the smell of smoke, officials say.

Reports of a fire at the charter school, Doral Academy, 9625 Saddle Ave., near the intersection of Fort Apache and Flamingo roads, came in at 9:50 Tuesday morning, according to Clark County Fire Department Chief Jeff Buchanan.

Responders did not find a fire, but did smell smoke, Buchanan said. The smell came from a light.

The school was evacuated as a precaution, but the children were able to return to class.

Contact Kimberly De La Cruz at kdelacruz@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @KimberlyinLV

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