Fire breaks out inside Beaverton High School

Washington County

The cause has not yet been determined

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A fire began blazing inside Beaverton High School on Saturday morning.

A basketball coach holding practice at the high school noticed smoke and quickly called it in as he evacuated his players, according to Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.

Fire crews arrived at the scene around 10:30 a.m. and found black smoke coming from underneath classroom doors on the second floor of the west end.

One crew worked to put out the flames and while another helped ventilate the rooms. Firefighters confirmed the flames were found inside adjoining classrooms but could not confirm which classrooms were affected.

Everyone was evacuated safely and the fire was under control by 11:29 a.m.

The cause has not yet been determined but investigators are interviewing witnesses and examining burn patterns to find out where and how it started.

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