Fire at 219 Upshur St, NW – Firefighters Make Numerious Rescues Mon. Evening

by Prince Of Petworth May 30, 2011 at 6:25 pm 7 Comments

From @dcfireems around 6pm Monday evening:

“Update – 219 Upshur St NW – apt bldg – FFs making rescues – fire on 2nd fl”

When I stopped by around 6:15pm rescues were still being made.

As of 622pm it appears all residents were successfully rescued. A hard job on any day – made props to DCFD on a 95 degree day.

  • Djdc

    Wow. One of my biggest fears. Hope all are ok. Good job to the rescuers on this HOT day.

  • AJ

    I live in this building. No smoke detectors went off. It was all very scarey! My prayers go out to everyone in the building.

  • Hilary

    I was actually going to the corner store today with my friend. As I was carrying my baby sister i saw a window open with flames coming out. We stopped and stared for a moment and there was noone around, i ran to the laundrymat next to the building bcause i dont have a cellphone and asked the man to call 911. I live on 3rd and Upshur street. I have never been the first one who has detected a fire before. This was deffinately scary.

    • Ben

      Wow Hilary! Great job making sure those people were able to get out in time.

  • Sleepy

    Too bad it wasn;t the apartment building around the corner on 2nd Street. That building is nothing but trouble.

  • Astrid

    Have you heard about the baby. The man with the black shirt was about to throw it out.SO SAD!!!

  • Veronika

    all saved plus a rainbow. good day.


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