The Macon-Bibb County Fire Department was able to put out a fire at the Washington Memorial Library without any major damage Tuesday.
Lt. Larry Wright of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office was working security at the library when the alarm system alerted him to a fire in the men’s restroom on the third floor. The library was evacuated as he went to check on the situation.
The smoke in the bathroom was too much for Wright to handle, so he called the fire department, and they put out the fire.
“We haven’t determined what started it yet,” Wright said.
Wright said there were no injuries, and damage was limited to the trash can itself.
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