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Bemidji High School students file back into their classrooms Monday morning after a fire in a trash can on the second floor bathroom caused an evacuation. The students were dismissed early because the smell of smoke. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Smoke prompts Bemidji High School early release

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A second-story bathroom fire at Bemidji High School prompted an early release of students Monday.

The fire, which was located and reported by a BHS student, was reported at 10:40 a.m. It was contained to a second-story bathroom.


While the fire was soon extinguished, there was smoke damage on the second floor of the high school's academic wing.

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