Fire at 1509 17th Street, NW – Most of Serious Damage appears Limited to 3rd Floor – Status of Komi Unknown


@chronsara tweets us the photo above around 9:30am:

“Sunday morning fire on 17th Street, NW (Komi and Little Serow building?), view from across Stead Park @PoPville”

Deon Glasser emails us the photo below:

“I live across the street from Komi and woke up to a huge fire on the top floor of the Komi building at 1509 17th Street. There’s speculation that a rooftop terrace caught on fire but there’s no way to be sure right now. DC fire department responded in force and quickly put it out. DCFD responded around 9 am this morning.”


I stopped by around 12:30pm and it looked like most of the damage was on the third floor. Komi has one small broken window (maybe to access the space?) Still not clear how significant that damage is on the inside but from outside it didn’t look too bad but obviously there could be serious water damage too. Updates as soon as they’re known. Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted us photos and info.

Komi Sunday 12:30pm

Little Serow Sunday 12:30pm

Whole building 12:30pm

rear 3rd floor 12:30pm

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