Fire in boy’s bathroom evacuates Mount Logan Middle School

LOGAN — Mount Logan Middle School was evacuated temporarily Wednesday after a fire occurred in one of the restrooms.  The fire was reported around 2:30 p.m.

Logan City Fire Marshal Craig Humphreys said firefighters were paged to the fire after a smoke detector was activated.  While crews were responding, students and staff safely evacuated the building.

“While in route, we were notified over the radio that there was a garbage can on fire in the boy’s restroom,” explained Humphreys.  “The staff at the school had used a fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire and move the garbage can to the outside.  But there was still some smoke and some residual fire extinguisher material in the hallway.”

Firefighters used fans to remove the smoke and extinguisher dust, and ventilate the building.  They then allowed students and staff back inside to resume classes.

Humphreys said the garbage can was severely melted.  Firefighters believe the blaze was human caused.

“I’m not sure yet how it was ignited, obviously some mischief.  There was nobody hurt, no injuries.  The school followed their procedures evacuating and keeping everybody safe.”

A statement from the Logan School District said staff are investigating to identify any damage to the school, and determine what response may be needed.  Regular classes are expected to be held Thursday.

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