Beaverton HS cancels Tuesday classes after weekend fire

Washington County

Fire caused by refrigerator

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Fire investigators have found the source of the blaze that broke out at Beaverton High School over the weekend.

Officials concluded on Sunday that the “failure of a small refrigerator” in one to the school’s classrooms started the fire around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The fire has now been classified as accidental, said Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.

A final estimate on the damage the fire caused has not been released yet.

After originally saying that school would have a two-hour delay on Tuesday, the Beaverton School District said Monday that classes are canceled.

“We are sad to see such an important community institution impacted by the devasting nature of fire. I am proud of the quick and thorough work of our firefighters, investigators and appreciate the cooperation we have received from the Beaverton School District,” said Fire Marshall Steve Forster in a Sunday statement.

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