Photo by @therealmarta
Avoid U Street between 16th and 17th RT @IAFF36: Working fire 1603 U St NW 3 story apartment building.
@therealmarta tweets us:
“Scene now @ fire @ 16th @ U St. NW – top floor of small apt bldg. Lots of smoke. People nearby seem safe”
@MuddyMaeSuggins tweets us:
“it’s definitely more than 3 stories, retail in basement. Caramel boutique in basement”
@wkt1969 tweets us:
“Seems to be under control but street still closed”
Updates as more info as it becomes available.
Update from a resident:
“This is my building! I was walking out on my way to work at 9:45 am (yes, late) and saw a little smoke out from the top floor window. I walked next door to the fire department and told them and they sprang into action. Within minutes there was a plume of smoke coming out. They did extinguish it but I’m not allowed back in the building yet.”
More photos after the jump.
Photo by @melmason
Photo by @wkt1969