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Early Morning Fire on the 3100 Block of Mt. Pleasant Street, NW near Devastating 2008 Deauville Fire

by Prince Of Petworth January 31, 2014 at 8:35 am 8 Comments

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From @DCPoliceDept:

“Traffic Alert: Fire 3100 block of Mt. Pleasant St., NW: Mt. Pleasant St., NW is closed is between Irving St & Lamont St NW”

@DCFireEMS tweeted:

“UPDATE – Fire 3100blk of Mt Pleasant St NW. 3 ppl transported w/serious to minor inj. all non life threatening. 30 ppl displaced.”

@WeinDC tweets around 8:30am that Mt. Pleasant Street is still closed to traffic at Lamont.

Update: A readers sends these very sad photos.

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A fire devastated 3145 Mt. Pleasant St, NW in 2008. Work is slowly progressing on rebuilding the new Monseñor Romero apartments.

  • anon

    Oh no. This is terrible. Does anyone know the exact address of the building that was on fire? Are pedestrians who have business on that block (in other buildings) allowed through?

    • Anonymous

      3151 Mt P St. it’s the white building across from 7/11 and beau Thai. No businesses are located on the ground floor – just apartments. Damage seemed to be middle apartment on 2nd floor. charred inside and smoke damage above windows.

      • anon

        Thanks so much for this update.

  • hellohi

    I’m pretty sure I inquired about an apartment there recently. Sad. http://www.wcsmith.com/3151-Mt-Pleasant-Apartments-Washington-DC

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I looked into that building as well a couple of years ago, but I was put off by some negative reviews about bed bug issues. (Bed bugs can be anywhere, of course, but I was wary of moving into a building that seemed to have an active or very recent infestation.) Hopefully the displaced residents can return ASAP, and thankful that at least no one was seriously injured.

  • anon

    From a friend of mine who lived in the building (now displaced, but apparently only for a few days), the fire was caused by a ‘hoarder’, hence the big pile outside the building I imagine.

  • Anonymous

    Speaking of the Deauville/Cesar Romero Apartments, has anyone heard a status update lately? Not a thing has been done on that sight in many years.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, good question. POP, any chance you’re interested in doing an update on those Romero apartments? There was a groundbreaking ceremony last summer, and then crickets…

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