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The 5pm Post – Terrible Fire at the Takoma Education Campus

by Prince Of Petworth December 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm 3 Comments


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From CM Bowser:

“There was a major fire this morning at the Takoma Education Campus in Ward 4. School was out of session due to winter break, so no children were present and thankfully all staff that were in the building were evacuated safely. I do understand from Chief Rubin, however, that some Fire/EMS workers may have received minor injuries. I am on the scene at the school with Principal Rikki Taylor, other school staff and neighbors.

Having spoken with Mayor Fenty, Mayor-Elect Gray’s office, Allen Lew and Interim Chancellor Kaya Henderson, our top priority is ensuring that the children have a place to return to after winter break. I am grateful for the quick response of our Fire/EMS and MPD personnel.”

  • andy

    Very sorry to hear this.

  • houseintherear

    My heart goes out to the teachers especially, some of whom probably lost years (or decades) worth of materials and lessons.

  • Bob See

    Started accidentally by construction workers…what were they doing?

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