Takoma Park Elementary School, located at 7511 Holly Avenue in Takoma Park, was evacuated after a report of odor and haze that followed a “boiler noise”, which has been explained as likely stemming from an outdoor transformer issue, according to MCFRS PIO Pete Piringer. All students and staff were evacuated and accounted for and there were no injuries sustained due to the incident. The school will send a Connect-ED message to the community after the school day ends.
(~1p 9/19) Takoma ES, 7511 Holly Av, report of odor & haze after boiler noise (likely transformer issue outside) All students staff evacuated & accounted for, @mcfrs PE719, E754B, PE716, PE844, PE707, AT719, T812, RS801, M844, BC701, BC702, RS742B, T706, M707 responded
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) September 19, 2022
SCHOOL EVACUATION: Takoma Park Elementary (@MCPS, MD). ~1PM Monday, school evacuated after an incident in a utility room. NO INJURIES, unclear on any damage. @The1stBatt/@MCFRS & School Administration coordinating next steps. Mutual aid from @PGFDnews SQ801, TK812, M844.
— Cordell (@CordellTraffic) September 19, 2022