Fire Damages Proviso East High School, Cancels Classes

Students and staff were in the building for a play rehearsal

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    Fire officials are investigating what cause a fire at Proviso East High School in west suburban Maywood.

    A fire that sparked at a west suburban Maywood high school Saturday night caused some damage to the building and prompted the cancellation of classes Monday and Tuesday.

    Firefighters were dispatched to Proviso East High School in Maywood around 9 p.m. Saturday for reports of a fire, Maywood police spokesman Officer Pirsia Allen said.

    Fire Reported at Maywood High School

    Fire Reported at Maywood High School
    Fire crews responded to reports of a fire at a west suburban Maywood high school. Regina Waldroup reports.

    Fire officials believe the flames started on the second floor of the building in what witnesses said may have been a science lab.

    Students and staff were in the building for a play rehearsal, but everyone was evacuated safely and no injuries were reported, according to authorities.

    District officials said classes are canceled Monday and Tuesday at the high school, however, Proviso West High School and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy will continue as scheduled.

    Tony Valenta, principal at Proviso East, said about 10 rooms were damaged in the section of the building where the fire occurred. He said officials are planning to relocate all classroom and office activities for that area.

    The Cook County Fire Inspector is conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire, district officials said.