Students briefly evacuated after fire at Weston middle school

Air handler caused light haze in 3 classrooms at Falcon Cove Middle School


WESTON, Fla. – Broward Sheriff Fire-Rescue said students were evacuated from a Weston school Friday morning after authorities received reports of a fire.

The City of Weston tweeted out that a fire had broken out at Falcon Cove Middle School, but that it was soon put out.

The city said that all the children are safe and asked that parents refrain from going to the school.

A later tweet claims the fire appeared to be electrical in nature and that crews are currently investigating.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles said an air handler on the second floor caused a light haze in three classrooms.

According to Jachles, about 2,500 students and staff were evacuated from the building and were allowed back inside shortly before 12:30 p.m.