Photo by @dcfireems

DC Fire and EMS reported a 2 alarm fire in the 4300 block of Iowa Ave, NW around 4am:

“Iowa Ave in daylight. Now have 1 FF injury minor burns. Structural instability will delay investigation into cause & origin.”

“Fire is under control. 8 residents of adjacent home require @RedCrossNCR. Unable to search original fire structure due to instability.”

“Iowa Ave NW fully involved end row extended to adjacent home. Building has partially collapsed. Outside attack.”


A reader reports:

“I was by the food trucks at GW (22 and H) and there was a loud boom – I think a fuel tank exploded. The truck caught fire and there were massive flames. The street was filled with people and I hope no one was hurt.”

Another reader reports at 2:05pm:

“Pictures taken from my desk. Lots of sirens. Not sure what is on fire but it’s right in the middle of GW campus.”

DC Fire and EMS reported:

“Food Truck fire -21st and H Streets, NW At least 3 burned patients will be transposed from the scene.”



Ben Grossman-Cohen ‏reports:

“Big fire on top of building on M west of 17th NW”

Update: DC Traffic Police reports:

“Traffic Advisory/Building Fire in the 1100 blk of 17th St NW/Street Closure on Connecticut Ave to 16th St from M St to K St NW”


“Building Fire/1100 blk of 17th St NW has been extinguished/no injuries/DC Fire are still on scene checking the building.”

DC Fire and EMS reports:

“Working fire: 1700blk of M St NW – Units on scene, PIO enroute. 9 story bldg. under construction, no inj reported at this time.”

Deputy Mayor Donahue ‏reports:

“Fire is contained to rooftop HVAC unit of commercial building under renovation; no injuries reported; @dcfireems on scene. @PoPville”


Stephen Meli reports from: “1700 m st nw” (more…)


A reader reports just after midnight:

“Car fire at T & Florida NW. Cause unknown.”

Ed. Note: Obviously someone is distraught over the closing of Zenebech. But in all sincerity props to DCFD for the speedy response!

1326 Park Road, NW via DC Fire and EMS ‏(@dcfireems)

Hoping for a speedy recovery of injured firefighter!

One of the “hidden” great outdoor dining options in Columbia Heights.



A reader reports (thanks to all who sent emails):

“Heard lots of sirens around 6:30am and just walked down Columbia Rd and saw this. Counted at least 5 fire trucks and 2 ambulances plus some smaller emergency vehicles. It’s the building [El Rincon Espanol, 1826 Columbia Rd, NW] across from mintwood/perry’s and next to sun trust. Hard to tell what’s going on, I didn’t see or smell any smoke and the scene seemed pretty calm and under control.”