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Terrible Fire in Dupont Row House Kills Two, Fire Fighters Also Injured

by Prince Of Petworth June 3, 2015 at 7:47 am 65 Comments

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Thanks to all who tweeted and emailed about the terrible fire in Dupont early this morning.

“Massive event at 17th and Riggs NW. Lots of smoke, Eric. Hear loud chain saw. Hope everyone is okay.”

“@dcfireems working hard to put out house fire 1600 block of Riggs NW. Apparently 2 injured so far”

“Multiple fire trucks, ambulances, and police on Riggs at 16th St NW”

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“2 alarm fire next my apt. last night on Riggs street, NW cores out a row house killing two. Others hurt”

From @dcfireems:

“UPDATE: 2 alarm fire. 1600blk of Riggs Pl NW. fire knocked down. 2 pts P1; 2 pts P2; 2 FFs w/minor inj. 6 pts total.”

Fox 5 reports:

“Sources tell FOX 5 two bodies pulled from the third floor were a male and a female. One person was found in the bedroom and the other in the hallway.”

Updates when more is known.

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