@GA77tweets tweets us

“any idea what is happening near Gallaudet? I see a dark cloud & fire engines in the area”

@IAFF36 tweets:

“Working fire dispatch – 1100 blk. Oates St. NE. All companies working, fire in a row house.”

14th and A Street, SE

A reader reports:

“A house caught fire this morning on 14th and A SE. At least 3 fire engines and 2 ambulances were at the scene. Smoke was billowing out of both the front and back of the house. Several firefighters climbed on top of the house and smashed holes into the roof.

As far as I know, no one was injured, but that is not confirmed.”


@dcfireems tweets:

“Report of House Fire – 1400blk of A St. NW – Units on the scene.

Update: Fire has been extinguished. Units are checking for extension.”


@lyssjane tweets us just after 3pm:

“That time district 2 caught on fire @PoPville

we were in District 2 and I think it started in the kitchen”

From AlertDC just before 4pm:

“UPDATE: FEMS reports the fire in the 3200 block Wisconsin Ave NW has been put out. The street closures remain in effect. DOH Food Inspector was requested.”

Ed. Note: I hear District 2 may be out of commission until mid-March – stay tuned for a reopening date.

@robintngo tweets us a couple of powerful photos below of DCFD in action:




@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


@wkt1969 tweets us the photo above and writes:

“@PoPville fire at convention center. 9th & N”

@DCPoliceDept tweets:

“Traffic Advisory/Fire (Loading Dock) @ 801 Mt. Vernon St NW/Street Closure in the 1100-1200 blocks of 7th & 9th St NW/”

photo 5

Thanks to a reader for updating us with more info at 10:15am:

“I ran into the 2 guys with the most info. They had just pulled their 18 Wheeler into the below ground loading dock when the cab burst into flames! They said it was scary as hell as there were a lot of other trucks there as well. The one guy said… “I just ran! I was first out of the building.”

It looks like it’s under control now. Trucks are starting to depart… And 9th St is starting to open back up.”

More photos and tweets after the jump. (more…)