A smell of burnt material prompted students to evacuate from Marshall High School this afternoon (Wednesday).
Fighterfighters from Fairfax and Arlington counties responded to the Tysons area school (7731 Leesburg Pike) for an “odor of burnt material,” Fairfax County Fire and Rescue tweeted at 1:35 p.m.
“Believed to be an HVAC unit. There is NO fire or smoke,” the tweet said.
All of the students have been evacuated from the school and the “situation is under control,” according to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.
Crews are currently working to figure out which HVAC unit the smell came from.
Units on scene 7700 block of Leesburg Pike, Marshall High School, with a odor of burnt material. Believed to be an HVAC unit. There is NO fire or smoke. All students safely evacuated. Crews working to narrow down HVAC unit. Situation under control. @fcpsnews @MStatesmen pic.twitter.com/b7kLSibiez
— Fairfax Fire/Rescue (@ffxfirerescue) September 11, 2019