BREAKING: Fire Spurs Marine Park J.H.S. Evacuation

UPDATE (10:54 a.m.): Here’s a bit from the FDNY:

IS 278, 1925 Stuart Street, Brooklyn.  Today 4/5/11.
The fire was reported to be on the roof.  The school was evacuated.  Dispatch time was 7:39 a.m.; the first unit on the scene was 7:42 a.m.; the fire was under control 8:20 a.m.  No injuries were reported.  Referred to Fire Marshals.  Responding units: E321, E309, E276, L159, L156, BC 33, L169, Squad 1, E254, Rescue 2, Div. 15.

UPDATE (10:41 a.m.): A fire occurred around 7:45 a.m. on or near the school’s grounds, forcing an evacuation and relocation to P.S. 207 (4011 Fillmore Avenue). As of now, it does not appear that any children or faculty were injured. We’re told the relocation to P.S. 207 is complete and all staff and students are accounted for.

Here’s more information we received from Reeves Eisen, City Councilman Lew Fidler’s Chief of Staff:

So far here’s what we know. I heard lots of sirens going down Fillmore at approx 7:45 this morning. At approx 8:00 several eyewitness accounts reported lots of emergency vehicles closing off the block of Stuart, S/Fillmore, with a cherry picker hoisted to the roof. As you know, no one is answering at the school. I left a VM on the principal, Debbie Garofalo’s cell. There are reports of students taking the B100 to Flatbush and Fillmore, which is the normal pattern at dismissal.

Original post: We just received the following Notify NYC announcement about Marine Park J.H.S. (I.S. 278)L

Notification issued 4/5/11 at 10:15 AM.  Due to a building condition, staff and students of JHS 278 in Brooklyn will be relocated to PS 207 located at 4011 Fillmore Ave in Brooklyn. Students will be dismissed from PS 207.

We’re not yet sure of the nature of the “building condition,” but will have more information as soon as it becomes available.

This is a breaking news post and more information will be published as it becomes available.

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