Trash can fire prompts evacuation at middle school

Trash can fire prompts evacuation at middle school

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 26 at 12:26 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Students at Eastway Middle School in Charlotte were evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a fire broke out inside the building.

CMS officials say a fire in a trash can in the sixth grade hallway bathroom prompted the evacuation. The fire was contained in a

A few students were checked out by MEDIC as a precaution, but no one was injured, officials say.

Due to smoke and investigation into the cause of the fire, the evacuation lasted about 45 minutes before students were permitted back inside the building to resume classes.

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