For immediate release: May 27, 2020
Statement regarding fire at Metro headquarters this morningWe are grateful all employees and occupants were safely evacuated during this morning's fire at Metro’s headquarters, the Jackson Graham Building in Downtown, DC. Thanks to the quick response from DC Firefighters, the fire was quickly contained, and there were no reported injuries to Metro employees or first responders. We are currently assessing the damage and working closely with DCFEMS to identify the cause of the fire.
Metro is currently constructing a new headquarters in DC to replace the Jackson Graham Building, which has not undergone a major renovation since its construction and does not meet today’s fire & life safety standards for new buildings. As noted in our public presentations, fire/life safety factors were primary considerations in our decision to move.