Fire Trucks Respond to Safeway at 17th and Corcoran St, NW

Photo from twitter user soupgirl

“Dear PoP,

I was running at about 7:00AM and saw at least half a dozen fire and emergency vehicles at the Safeway at 17th and Corcoran. Any idea what happened there?”

Twitter user @soupgirl sent word that she saw four fire trucks respond to the scene at 7am. No smoke or fire was visible though soupgirl writes that she “Saw one fireman on the roof of Safeway coming down the ladder. They had hooked the hoses up to a hydrant though”. Strangely I haven’t seen any reports from @fireems. I called the store for confirmation and they said that they “can’t go into details but the store is now open.”

Thanks again to soupgirl for sending the info. I can be followed on twitter @PoPville here.

6 Comment

  • Maybe a car was on fire.

  • Not that I’m a fan of buildings burning down, but I don’t think anyone would be sad to see that Safeway go.

    • I would venture to guess that all the residents who cannot afford Whole Foods would be sad to see it go. That said, the place has always seemed dirty with poor inventory to me.

      • I would venture to say that the residents who cannot afford Whole Foods are already going to the Harris Teeter anyway. Anyone who gets by on shopping at that Safeway can probably do just as well grocery shopping at the CVS down the street.

        (Not that the Whole Foods argument ever makes any sense anyway– if you’re a non-impulsive shopper it ends up being cheaper than Safeway. The only people who can’t afford Whole Foods are those who routinely disregard prices in favor of items that are pretty and prominently displayed).

  • Hey! They almost always have artichokes which is better than the Petworth Safeway, or even the P street Whole Foods for that matter.
    We called it the Soviet Safeway because of unstocked shelves when we lived here, but now I know it could be worse.

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