By: David M. Higgins II

UPDATE 2:45 p.m.- The MVFD is reporting that a seized air compressor in the boiler room near the cafeteria is to blame. The areas have been ventilated and students returned back to class. Services to that particular area have been cut off.

No further info will be released unless by officials

UPDATE 12:22 p.m. – The MVFD is reporting that a water pump in a boiler room that burnt out and was the cause of the smoke/fire. Students are being let back into the school now.

Watch for students, personnel, and vehicles as they clean up and return to service

Morganza, MD- The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department(MVFD) is currently responding to Chopticon High School in Morganza, MD for a reported structure fire.

A School Deputy has stated there is an odor of smoke coming from the rear of the building and coming from the chiller room.

Multiple parents on Facebook are reporting that their children have called or texted them and all students are exiting the building.

Watch for emergency vehicles, personnel, students, and expect delays in the area.

This is a developing story.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...