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  • Anonymous

    Looks like the fire is on the inner courtyard of the building. I wonder if such building designs hamper response times? The trucks can’t directly get to the unit on fire.

  • The NeighborHood Reporter

    This is actually at the “Old Thompson’s Dairy” location not the Lincoln !

    • neighbor

      The condo building where the fire was is called the Lincoln.

      • Betty

        Correct, it’s definitely the Lincoln. I live there.

  • ustreeter

    The Lincoln Condo is still closed. Apparently a whole tier of of the building burned. The Red Cross is on site.

  • whitehatgirl

    Right after these were built about 10-15 years ago, I considered buying a unit. But it was clear even to my then-untrained eye that the building materials were of poor quality. It doesn’t surprise me that there was a problem.

    • wufpup

      It’s my understanding that there was an unauthorized propane-powered gas grill which caught fire. DC building code states that gas grills need to be installed on top of a non-flammable surface and be at least 10 feet away from from any combustible surfaces.

      While the building might not be terribly aesthetically pleasing, I don’t think this fire was the result of poor quality materials.

      Luckily the fire/smoke damage appears to be fairly limited (at least from the outside), but I’m wondering how much water damage the surrounding units sustained.

  • American Red Cross

    The American Red Cross is providing disaster assistance to residents who are displaced by the disaster ($125 per household member). Red Cross volunteers have been processing requests from a conference room at the apartment building across the street, and will continue to process requests every evening this week from the Red Cross office located at 2025 E Street NW. For more information, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

    • Molly

      Thanks, Red Cross!

    • Planner

      Just saw this, but I would like to add my thanks to the Red Cross as well!


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