Washougal, WA — Washougal High School released students for the day after experiencing a “small fire” in a bathroom in the building Thursday morning, according to a spokesperson for Washougal School District.
After school activities are also canceled.
Students and staff were evacuated to a safe location due to a fire in the bathroom which was quickly contained.
“Under the advisement of the first responders, it doesn’t appear we will be unable to resume school today,” the spokesperson said.
The students were released from school at 11 am.
Students and staff are being asked not to re-enter the building. School administration will work with the fire department on a plan for students to collect car keys.
Buses were lined up for the transport of all students who usually ride the bus. Parents were asked to meet their children at their bus stop roughly 3 hours and 20 minutes before their usual drop off time.
The spokesperson said they do not anticipate the school will be affected Friday but will provide more information Thursday afternoon.