Fire at Goshen Elementary School Campus Causes $10,000 in Damages

Goshen Elementary


UPDATED Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a fire on the campus of Goshen Elementary School at 8701 Warfield Road on Sunday afternoon in Gaithersburg.

Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire involved the deck, handrail and wooden ramp of a portable classroom.

According to Piringer, the fire did not extend to the interior of the portable classroom.

He said the exterior damage is estimated at $10,000.

Piringer said there were no injuries.

According to Montgomery County Public Schools Spokesperson Dana Tofig, “Only one class was affected. It is a third-grade class that will be relocated until that area can be repaired. We hope to have everything fixed by Wednesday.”

Tofig said there was no other damage to the school and the trailer itself was not seriously damaged.

Goshen Elementary School Portable Deck Fire Damage



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One Response to “Fire at Goshen Elementary School Campus Causes $10,000 in Damages”

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    On May 3, 2015 at 10:36 pm responded with... #

    when will we know what caused the fire? Are students safe to return to classrooms

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