An accidental fire was quickly contained inside an Adriel School female dorm Thursday night around 9:45.
West Liberty Fire Chief John Esch said the fire started in a second story bedroom at 308 North Reynolds Street.
A flattening iron caught a laundry basket on fire.
The blaze damaged carpeting and paint in the room. There was smoke damage in the bedroom and hallway.
The fire caused a few girls to be displaced overnight.
No one was injured.
Authorities said the fire caused about $500 worth of damage.
Fire crews were on scene for about an hour.