Small Fire Prompts Evacuation of A&M Consolidated H.S.

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COLLEGE STATION - A small, but very smoky, fire in a first floor boy’s restroom prompted the evacuation of A&M Consolidated High School.

Firefighters responded to an automatic fire alarm at 8:38 a.m. By the time the first unit arrived two minutes later, the school had been evacuated. There were no flames or smoke visible.

School officials say they tried to put out the fire with an extinguisher but could not. Firefighters put out the flames and used fans to clear smoke from the building.

The fire department says damage to the restroom is minimal. There were no injuries and classes resumed by about 9:30.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the College Station Fire Marshal’s office.