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Need for caffeine sparks fire at Graves County Middle School

This soda machine malfunctioned and sparked a small fire. (Source: Graves County Middle School) This soda machine malfunctioned and sparked a small fire. (Source: Graves County Middle School)
Mike Bone (left) and John Oldham discuss clean-up after the fire. (Source: Graves County Middle School) Mike Bone (left) and John Oldham discuss clean-up after the fire. (Source: Graves County Middle School)
(Source: Graves County Middle School) (Source: Graves County Middle School)
(Source: Graves County Middle School) (Source: Graves County Middle School)
GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

The need for caffeine at Graves County Middle School caused quite a commotion overnight.

According to the school district, a soda machine the food lab malfunctioned and created a small fire.

That fire set off sprinklers and alarms in the school.

Superintendent Kim Dublin said, "Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire. Quite a bit of water went into a couple of classrooms; but the damage was mostly contained to the food lab."

Crews spent Tuesday morning cleaning up the mess left behind.

According to Dublin, seventh grade orientation will still take place at the school tonight.

Opening day activities for faculty and staff will still go on as planned on Wednesday.

Classes begin on Thursday.

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