via DCFD

From DC Fire And EMS:

“DC firefighters and EMS workers are a special breed, and often quietly go the extra mile to help our citizens.

Such was the case during the Memorial Day weekend, when Truck Company 16 was dispatched to the 3400 block of Nash Place Southeast.

They arrived to find a citizen who was trimming hedges while in his walker. The walker collapsed and the gentleman fell to the ground.

The members of Truck 16 helped the man up and assisted him inside his home, but their efforts did not end there.

The firefighters went on to repair the walker, and than completed the yard work. A grateful neighbor witnessed this act of kindness, and send us these photos.

The personnel involved were Captain Mike Dolby, Firefighter Technician Mark Colbert, and Firefighters Vincent Hunnicut, Jeffrey Mathias, and Davon Moore.”

Photo by Matthew Lawlor

Update: “DDOT reports all the fire activity has cleared and all associated road closures are open.”

From AlertDC:

“MPD reports the road closure 3600 block of Connecticut Avenue NW due to Fire Department activity. Please avoid the area.”

Photo by Michael Ian

Michael Ian reports:

“major fire at Connecticut & Porter in #clevelandpark. Avenue is completely shut down”

Michael Marriott reports:

“Fire officials announce problems RE: the roof. Could go!”


Lee reports:

“Heres a photo of the smoke coming out of the roof of Perry’s/mintwood right after the fire started, before fire department/police response.”

1811 Columbia Rd, NW

Chad reports at 11:45am:

“It’s a major fire. Smoke was just pouring out. All the streets were hazy. Looked like all the kitchen staff stayed up there trying to put it out. They finally had to run out.”


Liz reported:

“Perry’s is apparently on fire again, and this time I definitely see/smell smoke and hear the fire alarms going off inside. At least 6 trucks with more arriving. Seems to be under control though.

Update, firefighters are going in and out of Mintwood, too, and smoke is coming out of the doors there. Looked like they were getting hoses ready. This seems to be a bigger deal than the last incident, but no visible flames.

Columbia Rd is blocked off at Mintwood up to 18th, and the end of Biltmore at Columbia is blocked with parked fire trucks. The 42 bus is offloading at Belmont and just stopping for now.”


Luke reported:

“two ladders up to roof”

From the Mayor’s office:

“FEMS responded to a fire at Mintwood Place and Perrys this morning at approximately 11:00am. The fire did not spread beyond the building, but we spoke with John and Sayid and, as of right now, they are anticipating keeping the restaurants closed for a couple days.

We will work with FEMS, the businesses affected and the Adams Morgan Community as we respond together to this incident.”