Middle school band concert disrupted by fire

Middle school band concert disrupted by fire
Photo courtesy Bethel School District

EUGENE, Ore. - A stage light set a curtain on fire in Powers Auditorium at Willamette High School Monday night.

The fire forced the evacuation of the auditorium shortly before a scheduled Cascade Middle School band concert.

By the time firefighters arrived, the flames had been extinguished by the event’s auditorium manager Tom Coates and Cascade’s assistant principal Dean Nussbaum, according to the Bethel School District.

The stage curtains will have to be replaced.

No one was injured.