Shortly after 6:00 AM, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to Fletcher Elementary School, 1055 Avenue F. Upon entering the building, the custodian had discovered smoke in the building and also reported a sprinkler activation. When firefighters arrived, they found there had been a fire in one of the offices. A single sprinkler head had activated and extinguished the fire. The fire was contained to the one office but there was smoke throughout the building and water in a large area. The fire forced classes to be cancelled for the day. The fire appears to have been caused by an overheated extension cord.
Fire Forces School Closure at Fletcher Elementary, 1055 Ave F