NRHS evacuated for fire in trashcan

Published 1:08 pm Thursday, May 6, 2010

Nansemond River High School was evacuated for about 30 minutes Thursday morning because of a fire in a girls’ restroom.

The fire was limited to a trashcan, according to Suffolk spokesperson Debbie George, who said investigators from the Fire Marshal’s office were on the scene at about 1 p.m. to determine the cause.

The school was evacuated after the fire was reported to the main office by a teacher at 10:38 a.m. There were no injuries.

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