18-year-old student facing charges for setting fire at Cherry Creek High School, officials report

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Fire at Cherry Creek High School, photo from South Metro Fire Rescue

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (KDVR) — An 18-year-old Cherry Creek High School student has charges pending for starting a fire in the school bathroom, authorities say.

Just before 3 p.m. South Metro Fire Rescue responded to a fire in a bathroom in the East Building at Cherry Creek High School on Tuesday.

Students and staff were evacuated from the building but no injuries were reported. The fire was extinguished quickly and the area was ventilated.

After investigating the scene, SMFR Fire Marshal’s Office, Greenwood Village Police Department and Cherry Creek Schools Security determined that an 18-year-old student started the fire.

Officials have not released what charges the student is facing. This story will be updated when more information is reported.

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