No one was hurt during a small fire Monday at Ballenger Creek Middle School, Principal Mita Badshah said in a FindOutFirst email.

Shortly before noon, a teacher and a student noticed smoke coming from a seventh-grade restroom. They sounded the school's fire alarm, and all students and staff were evacuated within three minutes.

Fire crews found that the fire originated at a smoldering soap dispenser, Badshah said in the email, adding that everyone was allowed to re-enter the building at 12:30 p.m.

One student was affected by the smoke and treated, and all students and staff are safe, Badshah said in the email.

The cause of the fire was being investigated.

— Rachel S. Karas

(8) comments


How many times due I have to say it, soap kills man!!!! Seriously though, that happened to our bathroom a couple of years ago at work. It's the electric soap dispensers that catch fire. They are plugged up agains the wall.


Sounds like a Bart Simpson prank.


Pure genius whoever figured out how to set a soap dispenser on fire.


A little accelerate can go a long way.


faulty battery will cause it. All they had to do was remove the battery.


Battery-powered? No wonder kids are so overweight.


Right?! I've lost many pounds using the old fashioned soap dispensers. Finally, an explanation for the battle on obesity!


It is touchless so germs aren't spread by touching the soap dispenser.

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