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Fire Reported near Upshur Street Park. DCFD Reports: “burning playground equip. rear Sharp Health school 4300 13 St NW”

by Prince Of Petworth October 11, 2016 at 6:52 pm 9 Comments

Photo by Ben Chase


Thanks to all who’ve emailed and tweeted. Cmcmac reports:

“Whoa!! Huge fire in Petworth near the Upshur St rec center”


Justin writes:

“Uh. The Upshur Park is literally on fire. Looks like the playground is burning down.”


Reana reports:

“Huge clouds of black smoke and flame, firefighters just to scene, seem to have doused blaze.”

  • NH Ave Hiker

    Ran by at a little after 630. Smelled like lots of plastic burning.

  • RyanD

    A report from a friend on FB and that picture of the pool suggests that it is the playground connected to the former Sharpe school (I don’t know what it is right now?).

  • AN

    Burning the disabled children’s playground. That is sad.

    • mcd

      I had no idea this was a special needs school. I would definitely donate to a crowd funding to help rebuild. What a shame.

      • Erin

        It’s not a special needs school. The campus is bringers by Bancroft Elementary, while the regular campus is renovated in Mt Pleasant.

        • Erin

          Fix-campus is being used by

  • Anonymous

    And this is why we can’t have nice things. Sharpe is currently being used by Bancroft, and the playground was getting fixed up for the kids. They haven’t been able to use it for a couple weeks, and now it looks like it’ll be out of commission even longer.

  • FridayGirl

    There has been a string of playground fires throughout the DMV area recently. It has been on the news the past few nights. I wonder if this is related, or a copycat act.

  • reality

    People suck.


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