Fire at 1603 U Street, NW, Building Home to Caramel Boutique

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

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