“Heavy” House Fire in Mount Pleasant 10:15pm Saturday Night

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Photo by Leslie Hayward

Leslie writes at 10:30pm:

“One of the houses on the corner of 17th and Lamont went up in flames this evening. Dc fire department arrived very quickly, still working to put it out. Word on the street is that everyone was evacuated.”

DC Fire & EMS reported:

“Lamont St fire dispatched 10:15pm. We prevented fire spread to attached homes both sides. 6 displaced residents. Cause under investigation.”

“Aggressive interior attack in progress on Lamont St NW. Some fire now present in roof area. No injuries at present

Working fire 1700 blk Lamont St NW. Heavy fire rear 3 story row dwellings

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Photo by Lexey Swall

5 Comment

  • Still no comments on this? Which house is it?

  • It was 1702 Lamont, which is the second house in from the 17th street corner, on the south side of the street. That four-house section does not have alley access in the back, and apparently the fire department had difficulty reaching the fire. A note on the neighborhood listserve mentioned that the pedestrian right of way had been gated–I don’t know if locked or not. The same source said the fire began because of grilling on the deck.

    • yes re the origin of fire – i was a witness across the alley from the fire, in a house not part of that row. from an open window on that side of the house, directly across from the back of 1702, i could smell the barbeque from at least 630. we heard sudden loud cracks and pops abt 945, then saw fire already going from ground floor level where barbeque was to (and through) deck above. also, there was a lot debris on ground level, old furniture, etc. thank God no one was hurt or worse!

  • where is my comment? how is it still being moderated??? good grief!

  • .. and the tap drips under the strip light..