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Students evacuated, then sent home after Minooka High School restroom fire Tuesday

Students and staff at Minooka Community High School’s central campus were briefly evacuated after a fire started in a restroom Tuesday morning.

About 10 a.m., the Minooka Fire Protection District responded to the school for a report of a fire inside a restroom, according to a Minooka Police Department Facebook post.

Multiple agencies responded and the fire was quickly extinguished, with all students and staff evacuated from the school.

After firefighters determined that the school was safe, students were returned to the gymnasium.

The post added that students and staff were safe in the gym and all were accounted for shortly before 11 a.m.

Three students were evaluated for minor medical issues unrelated to the fire, according to the Facebook post.

Minooka Community High School District 111 announced on Facebook that students at the central campus, which primarily serves juniors and seniors, were dismissed for the day at 11:15 a.m. because of the fire.

All freshmen and sophomores were to remain at the south campus in Channahon for the remainder of the day. The district’s post also said south campus students were to be dismissed at the regular time.

Any freshman or sophomore student with afternoon classes at the central campus were to remain at the south campus until the end of the day.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation, according to the Minooka police Facebook post.

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