An intentionally set fire Thursday morning forced the evacuation of hundreds of students and staff at Freedom Elementary School in Highland.
The Lone Peak Fire Department, which covers Highland and neighboring Alpine, said the blaze was reported about 8 a.m. By 8:45 a.m., firefighters had confirmed any danger had passed. No injuries were reported, and damage was characterized as minimal.
Alpine School District officials confirmed two very small fires were set Thursday morning: one in a boy's restroom where toilet paper was ignited, and another on the school's stage involving foam padding. By the time firefighters had arrived, both fires had been doused by the custodial staff.