Historic School Catches Fire in West Baltimore

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still via Baltimore Fire Dept./Instagram
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Baltimore firefighters were on the scene of a three-alarm fire on Wednesday in the Upton neighborhoods. The building, the former PS 103, is a landmark in the area.

The fire started at the building on the corner of Division St. and West Lafayette Ave. early on Wednesday afternoon, later escalating to a third alarm. A big presence of firefighters were in the area attempting to get it under control. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Known alternately as both Public School 103 and the Henry Highland Garnet School, the now-vacant building is considered a Baltimore civil rights landmark. It’s where Thurgood Marshall attended elementary school. According to Explore Baltimore, the building was stabilized and cleared of debris several years ago, and work began on a long-range plan to bring the building back.

3 Alarm Fire 1300 Division Street. No civilian or firefighter injuries.

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