LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Lincoln Police Department is investigating a fire that was set off in a high school bathroom.

LPD said an officer was alerted by security staff at Northwest High School that a fire was seen in a bathroom on the second floor around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Officers said heavy smoke was seen in the area of the bathroom but the actual fire itself had been put out by security staff.

According to authorities, the Fire Inspector investigated the scene and determined that the paper towel dispenser had been reportedly set on fire. 

The investigation is ongoing by the school, Fire Inspector, and LPD. Anyone with information can contact LPD at 402-441-6000 or Lincoln Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.