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Fayetteville Crews Handle Fire At Pine Forest High School

Posted August 27, 2003

— Fire crews were called out to Pine Forest High School Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Cumberland County School System, a fire in a trash can in a boy's bathroom was extinguished. Students were evacuated just before the school day was to end.

Fans were used to clear smoke from the building. Classes will resume on their normal schedule Thursday.

A much larger fire at the same school a few years ago caused more than $2 million in damage.

In May 2001, teacher assistant Shawn Barnes was arrested for starting the fire in a classroom. There was smoke damage throughout the building.

The fire forced students to finish classes at a nearby middle school. The most damaged classrooms were even off limits when school started in the fall that same year.


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