18-year-old student accused of starting fire in Cherry Creek High School bathroom

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — A teenage student is being accused of starting a fire at Cherry Creek High School Tuesday.

South Metro Fire Rescue was called to the east building for a bathroom fire inside the high school around 2:35 p.m. Firefighters extinguished the fire and ventilated the smoke from the building.

Students were evacuated, and no injuries were reported.

Within about an hour, crews had cleared the smoke and were able to leave the scene.

Greenwood Village Police Department and Cherry Creek Schools Security determined an 18-year-old student started the fire. Charges against the student are pending.

Details on the charges or the identity of the student have not been released.