A small fire at West Middle School on Tuesday afternoon caused officials to temporarily evacuate the school out of caution.

“At no time were any of our students or staff at risk,” the school system said in an news release emailed to parents.

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According to the release, the fire started in a trash can in a bathroom on school property but was quickly extinguished.

“As is standard practice, the fire department was contacted and responded,” according to the release.

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