Kaneland High School evacuated after fire in bathroom Wednesday morning

A fire truck sits outside Kaneland High School in Maple Park on May 3, 2023 after a small fire was reported in a bathroom. All students and staff were evacuated, and classes were canceled for the rest of the day.

Kaneland High School was evacuated Wednesday morning after a fire was set in a bathroom. The fire has been extinguished, and no injuries were reported, according to a news release from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office.

Classes are canceled for the rest of the day, and students and staff are being sent home.

According to a phone message from the district, there was a “small fire” in a bathroom.

The fire was “not a result of a mechanical issue”, and the cause is being investigated, according to the district message.

According to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a report of a fire in a bathroom at 8:29 a.m. Authorities believe this was an isolated incident.

There is still a heavy police and fire department presence at the school and the investigation is ongoing.

This story will be updated this story as more information becomes available.