Bay City firefighters responded briefly to Central High School on Columbus Ave. after someone noticed flames in a third floor bathroom wastebasket around 10:25 a.m. Wednesday, May 1.
The fire was quickly doused with water poured into the basket, leaving no damage.
Fire crews left within 15-20 minutes after clearing smoke from the bathroom and adjacent hallway. No injuries were reported. School officials suspect a student flicked a cigarette into the wastebasket starting the fire.