May 11--Officials said this afternoon that classes at Proviso East High School are canceled Monday and Tuesday following an extra-alarm fire that damaged at least 10 rooms at the school.
The fire broke out about 9 p.m. Saturday on the second level of the high school located at 807 South First Ave. in Maywood, officials said. The fire was elevated to a three-alarm fire about 9:40 p.m.
Several local villages assisted in fighting the fire, which was put out in a couple of hours, said officials.
Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh said the fire caused "substantial" damage and was believed to have started in an office on the second floor of the school.
Community members had been attending a school play at about 7 p.m. Saturday and learned of the fire during intermission when they were told to move toward the doors.
No one was injured in the fire, said officials.
Proviso East High School Principal Tony Valente said in a statement Sunday afternoon that at least 10 rooms were damaged in the fire in the area where it broke out. He added that plans are being made to relocate all classrooms and activities that are in that section of the building.
The Cook County Fire Inspector was conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire.
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