ROCKVILLE, Md. — A 2-alarm fire broke out Sunday night at a swim club and daycare center in Rockville, fire officials said.
The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service said they responded to a fire at the Woodley Gardens Swim Club & Georgetown Hill Early School located at 850 Nelson Street around 8:15 p.m.
Firefighters on scene reported heavy fire conditions throughout the building causing parts of the roof to collapse according to Pete Piringer, a spokesperson for MCFRS.
Piringer said crews are still working, though the bulk of the fire has been knocked down.
Thankfully, no one was injured, according to Piringer.
The daycare center issued the following statement to the community:
Dear Family and Friends of our Woodley Gardens campus:
It saddens me to report that our school has been struck by fire this evening, January 27th. At this time, we do not know the cause of the fire or the extent of damage, but it does appear to be significant.
We are thankful that no one was hurt. School will be closed tomorrow, January 28th. We do plan to serve school age families at our Montgomery Square location at 12300 Falls Rd.
Please know that we will be summoning all our Georgetown Hill resources and reaching out to the community for help in minimizing the disruption to our families and staff.
As you discuss this with your children, please emphasize that no one was hurt and that our fire fighters, police officers and other community helpers responded quickly and have done a great job keeping everyone safe. We will celebrate them as we move forward.
Amidst this great disappointment, I was gratified by our amazing director, Melanie, her staff, and the families who stopped by tonight to express their concerns and share their good will.
We will keep you informed of developments as we learn them and plans as we make them. Thank you for your understanding and support during this time.
Peter Cromwell, CEO