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Did you smell the fire at a Richmond school?

We hope not, because it was a porta potty that was set alight during school hours
A fire was spotted from a porta potty at Richmond Secondary last Friday. Photo submitted

The smell of a porta-potty wasn’t the only thing that caught the attention of students and staff at Richmond Secondary last Friday.

A fire was spotted coming from the porta-potty in the corner of the school sports field on Friday morning.

Jim Wishlove, Richmond Fire-Rescue fire chief, said the blaze was dealt with quickly by a school staff member.

“When we arrived, one of the school administrators had put the fire out with a fire extinguisher and that was helpful,” said Wishlove.

“The fire was quite far from the building so there was no risk of it spreading nor damaging anything else nearby.”

The cause of the fire was undetermined.

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