DC Charter School Evacuated for Fire

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2010  |  Updated 6:01 PM EDT
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DC Charter School Evacuated for Fire

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A D.C. school was evacuated Tuesday afternoon because of a fire on the roof.

An air conditioning unit on the roof of the Choice Academy at Douglas -- formerly the Douglas School -- in Southeast caught fire at about noon.

Workers renovating the school were handling the air conditioning unit when it caught fire, according to the D.C. Fire Department.

The roof sustained serious damage, but the damage didn't extend to the interior of the school. D.C. firefighters extinguished the blaze.

The students later were allowed back into a different part of the school.

No injuries were reported.

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