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Fayetteville Crews Handle Fire At Pine Forest High School

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — 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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