Firemen were called to Marlborough Girls' College in Blenheim yesterday after a smoke alarm went off in the staff kitchen.
Two appliances attended the callout, triggered by a staff member cooking, just before 11am.
Principal Karen Stewart said the alarm was triggered by steam.
The college had a new fire alarm system in place, she said.
Staff were having a farewell party for retiring staff.
- The Marlborough Express
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