Harvard Hall Fire Inquiry

Fire Engine at Watergate, originally uploaded by Vicki’s Pics.

I was contacted by the writer behind 2bars3stars who wrote about his experience in the Harvard Hall Apartment fire Sunday night. He writes in his blog:

“It’s a little after 2 a.m. E. and I are sound asleep, then startled awake. Our neighbor, a close friend, is pounding on the front door of our Adams Morgan apartment, alerting us to a fire raging down the hall.”

In an email he writes that he’d like to:

“Uncover the facts of last night’s Adams Morgan apartment fire, in which no fire alarms were heard during the fire. Harvard Hall is a huge building, 7 floors. It was unbelievable to see so many people leaving the building a half hour after us, having slept through the blaze. The building manager manages lots of old buildings in Adams Morgan and, if HH is par for the course, a catastrophe is easy to imagine. If the fire had been on the scale of the mt. pleasant apartment fire last year, and the alarms failed, lots of people could’ve died.”

There was coverage of the fire in the City Paper and the Post.

Any readers out there residents of this Harvard Hall Apartments in Adams Morgan? Did you hear any fire alarms?

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