Natural Gas Smell Reported at School Today – No Risk to School

Natural Gas Smell Reported at School Today – No Risk to School

Posted on February 5, 2019

This afternoon at about 1:15 we noticed the smell of natural gas outside of Yaquina View Elementary school. Staff and students who were meeting outside were immediately brought back into the building and we called 911.

Newport Fire notified Northwest Natural Gas, responded to the school, assessed the situation, and determined that there was no safety risk to students, staff, or the school. Newport Police also responded to the school. Newport Fire is working with Northwest Natural Gas to determine the source of the rotten egg smell.  Yaquina View Elementary School does not utilize natural gas.

We are proud of our students and staff for following our established safety protocols.

Esta tarde, alrededor de la 1:15, notamos el olor a gas natural fuera de la escuela. El personal y los estudiantes que se reunían afuera fueron inmediatamente trasladados al edificio y llamamos al 911.

Newport Fire (y la policía de Newport) reportaron a la escuela, evaluaron la situación y determinaron que no había riesgos de seguridad para los estudiantes, el personal o la escuela. Newport Fire está trabajando con Northwest Natural Gas para determinar la fuente del olor a huevo podrido. Yaquina View Elementary School no utiliza gas natural.

Estamos orgullosos de nuestros estudiantes y personal por seguir nuestros protocolos de seguridad establecidos.