Pasco — McGee Elementary School employees used a fire extinguisher to put out a small fire that started in an electrical outlet Thursday morning.
A short circuit in the outlet caused the fire, said Pasco fire Battalion Chief Don Donais. The flames caught nearby colored craft paper on fire.
Donais said there wasn't enough smoke from the fire to trigger the smoke detectors in the school.
Students were evacuated outdoors and the fire department was called as a precaution.
The school is at 4601 N. Horizon Drive.