A small fire in a restroom trash can prompted the evacuation of Mueller Elementary in northeast Wichita this afternoon, authorities said.
The fire, which broke out in a girls’ restroom, was reported at 1:22 p.m., a dispatch supervisor reported. It was out within minutes and firefighters had returned to their station within 10 minutes.
Staff and students were evacuated as a precaution, district spokeswoman Susan Arensman said, but they were back in the school at 2821 E. 24th St. North within 10 minutes. The source of the fire has not been released.