Daytona Beach firefighters rescued students at a Daytona high school Wednesday after a transformer problem stranded the students inside several elevators. Daytona Beach Fire Department spokesperson Lt. Larry Stoney said there were no medical or air supply issues as the students were rescued from the elevators at Mainland High School Wednesday afternoon. The problem with the transformer happened as fire crews were handling a brush fire in the area, and the transformer went down around 2:30 p.m. Lt. Stoney said the fire was in a 15 by 20 area and was extinguished and the area mopped up to prevent further power problems.
Firefighters were also called to 1255 Mason Avenue late Thursday afternoon to check a fire at a Daytona business. The Fire Department says the fire was near a water heater in an outside closet and did not damage the business. Daytona Beach Police also directed traffic around the area of Mason Avenue and Berkshire Road as firefighters swept through the building and confirmed there were no further problems.
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