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An afternoon of basketball gets even more exciting at CCA

Faulty motor produces smoke scare
An engine from the Tiffin Fire Association sits in front of the Clear Creek Amana High School in Tiffin Saturday, Feb. 8, after fire alarms activated and smoke was found in a hallway by the southwest corner of the main gym. A faulty blower motor in the ventilation system was found to have burned up.

TIFFIN– A small electric motor led to a big disruption Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School in Tiffin.
The motor, part of the ventilation system for the building, and located above a hallway between the main gymnasium and the band room, failed and burned up a little before 2 p.m. Smoke from the motor set off the building’s fire alarms, which prompted the Johnson County Joint Emergency Communications Center to page out the Tiffin and Oxford fire departments for the alarm activation.
Dispatchers, upon receiving 911 calls of smoke in the hallway, upgraded the alarm to a building fire response and added the Coralville Fire Department and Johnson County Ambulance Service to the assignment.
Upon arrival firefighters found a light smoke condition and the distinctive “ozone” smell of an overheated electrical device as evacuation of the building was in-progress. The school was hosting an afternoon of basketball between the Clippers and the Washington (IA) Demons, with sophomore boys and junior varsity girls’ play suspended.
Firefighters removed the smoke and continued to investigate the source visually and with the help of a thermal imaging device while evacuees gathered in the parking lot and common area.
There were no injuries in the incident, and damage was limited to the motor itself. The varsity girls and boys’ games were played with Senior Night honors, wins for both CCA squads, and CCA boys Head Coach Brandon Clubb picking up his 200th career win.
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the alarm.