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Campbell Elementary Evacuated Due to Report of Smoke

Arlington County fire truckCampbell Elementary School (737 S. Carlin Springs Road) was briefly evacuated this afternoon due to a fire investigation.

Fire department personnel were dispatched to the school just after 1:00 p.m. for a report of smoke and an electrical smell. Students and staff were evacuated and spent time in the frigid outdoors while firefighters investigated.

No fire was found at the school, and a mechanical issue was suspected, according to fire department spokeswoman Lt. Sarah Marchegiani. Students and staff were able to reenter an unaffected area of the school once it was determined that there was no fire.

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