Small fire in trash can at school causes evacuations, everyone safe

Small fire in trash can at school causes evacuations, everyone safe
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Jonesboro Fire Department is investigating what caused a small fire at MacArthur Junior High.

According to Jonesboro & Craighead County E911 Director Jeff Presley, a call came into dispatch of reported fire /smoke in the building.

All of the children are outside the building, and all accounted for as safe and sound.

Jonesboro fire officials say the fire happened in Academics 3 building on campus in the boys' bathroom trash can.

The school resource officer was able to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A Jonesboro police incident report stated there was an undetermined amount of damage to the building.

Region 8 News will continue to follow this story and bring you any new details as soon as they become available.

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