A garbage can fire in a West Orange elementary school restroom resulted in the school having to be evacuated, West Orange fire officials said Thursday.
The fire, in the first-floor restroom of the Pleasantdale Elementary School on Pleasant Valley Way, started about 1:40 p.m., West Orange Fire Capt. Robert Dsurney said.
School janitors extinguished most of the fire with buckets of water and dragged the can outside before the fire department arrived, officials said.
However, since smoke filled the first floor, the school was evacuated for about 20 minutes while firefighters vented the building, Dsurney said.
West Orange police are investigating.