Dane Smothers Jr. via @dcfireems
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Last night, on the 800 block of F Street, NE, Firefighter Dane Smothers, Jr., 28, of Engine Company 3, sustained very serious injuries while responding to a fire. He is currently in critical conditions. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services is conducting an investigation of the incident.
“This incident reminds us all of the bravery and dedication of our first responders. We owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude. Our thoughts and prayers are with Firefighter Smothers, his family, and his fellow Fire & EMS colleagues. We will do all we can to assist them during this very difficult time.”
F St NE update: heavy fire 1st flr & rear porch of 2 story row. Fire knocked down. Minimal extension to adjacent homes. 1 injured FF tx. pic.twitter.com/y5VCmJqULx
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) August 3, 2017