Newark – Just before 10:00 this morning firefighters from Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder responded to Newark High School for reports of a fire in one of the school’s bathrooms.
“Newark High School was briefly evacuated due to a small fire in a bathroom. Students have returned to the building to retrieve their belongings and are being dismissed early due to the impending inclement weather.”, said Newark Police Lt. Fred Nelson.
At approximately 10:15 a Deputy with the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the scene to investigate the incident.
Reports from the scene indicate that the school resource officer, a Newark Police Officer, requested additional officers to the scene to assists with the evacuation. Ambulance crews did not respond to the school and no injuries have been reported.