South Lakes High School was evacuated this morning (Wednesday) for what turned out to be a “small” fire in a bathroom, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department says.
Firefighters were dispatched to the school at 11400 South Lakes Drive in Reston around 8:45 a.m. for a building fire, according to scanner traffic on Open MHz.
A school resource officer reported that “a small fire in a metal bin in one of the bathrooms” had been put out, but a fire response was still needed to clear the scene.
“Crews located and quickly extinguished a small fire in a bathroom,” the FCFRD said. “The school was evacuated. No civilian or firefighter injuries.”
The police officer also said a medic was required for a student who had passed out in an incident that was unrelated to the fire. At 8:47 a.m., he reported that the student had regained consciousness but was not feeling well.
According to an FCFRD spokesperson, the situation is not life-threatening, and there’s no indication at this point that drugs were involved. The cause of the fire also hasn’t been determined yet.
#FCFRD units are on scene of a fire in the 11400 blk of South Lakes Dr (South Lakes High School) in Reston. Crews located and quickly extinguished a small fire in a bathroom. The school was evacuated. No civilian or firefighter injuries. @fcpsnews pic.twitter.com/QToWfnrU4G
— Fairfax County Fire/Rescue (@ffxfirerescue) January 3, 2024
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