A small fire that caused the Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology to be evacuated Wednesday afternoon was intentionally set, officials with the Charlotte Fire Department say.
The high school – on Alleghany Street, off Freedom Drive near Interstate 85 – was being evacuated when the department responded to fire alarms, officials said Thursday.
The sprinkler system had already extinguished the small fire, which officials said caused roughly $1,000 damage.
No injuries were reported.
The CFD Investigation Task Force determined the fire was intentionally set and is working with Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to resolve the issue, officials said.