Fuel leak prompts EMS visit to North Surry

Surry County Emergency Services spent several hours at North Surry High School Friday, dealing with a heating fuel leak.

Surry County Schools spokesperson Hollie Lyons said the leak caused no disruption to the school day for students and faculty, and “at no time were there concerns to student safety.”

She said earlier in the morning someone detected an odor in the bus parking lot, prompting maintenance department workers to investigate. They discovered the leak in a fuel line attached to an auxiliary fuel tank in the boiler room and notified Surry County Emergency Services.

“Hazmat quickly arrived on campus and established there was an environmental issue,” she said in a statement released Friday.

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