This morning, DC Fire/EMS responded to a fire at the Takoma Education Campus on Piney Branch Road, which is currently believed to have started near some roofing work that was going on during the break. As it is winter break, no students were currently in session, and what staff were present were successfully evacuated, but the facility has suffered extensive damage.
In a statement distributed to press, Safiya Simmons wrote that “DCPS has determined that students won’t be able to return in January and plans to relocate the kids to another school are underway. A meeting with Takoma parents will be scheduled and final plans will be announced next week.”
No firefighters were injured in putting out the three-alarm blaze.