Barbecue smoke brings fire trucks to Homecoming

Barbecue smoke brings fire trucks to Homecoming

Smoke from the barbecue at Homecoming on Saturday prompted neighbors to call the fire department, causing trucks to arrive on campus at 6:20 p.m. Sammi Handler/Chronicle

Due to the smoke from the barbecue at Homecoming on Saturday, neighbors called the fire department, causing trucks to arrive on campus at 6:20 p.m., but left almost immediately, security guard Jim Wirth said.

Also, smoke from the Le Sassier catering company’s food prompted the fire alarm to go off at 4:15 p.m. in Feldman-Horn and Taper Gym, prompting the JV girls volleyball team and those in attendance to evacuate the gym during the warm-up, according to Chief of Campus Operations Jim DeMatte said.

“The volleyball game was about to start, but we heard a fire alarm and were told to evacuate Taper,” Amira Yashruti ’17 said.

Security guards determined that both buildings were safe to reenter within 5-10 minutes after the incident, so they called off the fire department, DeMatte said.

The Le Sassier catering company was catering an alumni reception dinner at the Feldman-Horn Gallery.

The volleyball game against St. Lucy’s, scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m., was slightly delayed, but players did not feel it was much of an inconvenience, outside hitter Eve Baxter ’19 said.

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