Trash fire prompts evacuation

March 21, 2002, midnight | By Joe Howley | 19 years, 3 months ago

A fire set in a restroom on the third floor this afternoon led to a fire alarm and complete building evacuation.

The fire was set in a trash can in the boy's restroom in the 310 hallway. According to On-Site Emergency Team Coordinator Mark Curran, it was set intentionally. "This was not an accident," said Curran. "This was an act of planned vandalism."

The fire alarm sounded at 1:46, and the all-clear to return to the building was given at 2:08.

The trash can and its contents were virtually destroyed, charred and spread across the bathroom floor.

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