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Fire in bathroom causes students, staff to evacuate Poulsbo Elementary

A fire in a garbage can in a boys bathroom in the main building of Poulsbo Elementary set off smoke alarms and forced the staff and students to evacuate the school at approximately 3:30 p.m. May 21.  - Kipp Robertson/ Herald
A fire in a garbage can in a boys bathroom in the main building of Poulsbo Elementary set off smoke alarms and forced the staff and students to evacuate the school at approximately 3:30 p.m. May 21.
— image credit: Kipp Robertson/ Herald

POULSBO — A fire contained to a garbage can in a boys bathroom at Poulsbo Elementary School forced students and staff to evacuate May 21.

Poulsbo Fire crews were dispatched at 3:26 p.m., just as school was getting out — school buses were already arriving as Poulsbo Fire crews responded.

The cause of the fire was not known Tuesday, Poulsbo Fire spokeswoman Jody Matson said.

There were no injuries, Matson said.

The bathroom is located in the main building. The smoke from the fire tripped the fire alarm, Matson said.

 

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