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Update: “explosion of mechanical equipment in basement. Force funneled up chimney shaft & caused damage several floors” at BridgePoint Hospital


200 block 7th Street, NE. Photo by Leo Delgado

Readers write starting at 12:08pm: “Does anyone know what’s happening on the intersection of 7th, Constitution and Mass? Tons of fire trucks, ambulances, etc.”

“A friend in Eastern Market heard something that sounded like a “cannon”(?) a few minutes ago, and is now hearing sirens. Any ideas?”

“A friend in Eastern Market heard something that sounded like a “cannon”(?) a few minutes ago, and is now hearing sirens. Any ideas?”


200 block 7th Street, NE. Photo by Leo Delgado

Leo writes: “According to someone who saw it the chimney seemed to explode. Here’s a close up of the cracks.”

From DC Fire and EMS at 12:15pm: “Collapse incident Bridgepoint Hospital 200 block 7th St NE. A Generator has fallen thru several floors into the basement. #DCsBravest on scene with collapse rescue assignment. Confirmed injuries.”

“Update Bridgepoint Hospital 200 block 7th St NE. This involves an explosion of mechanical equipment in basement. Force funneled up chimney shaft & caused damage several floors. #DCsBravest have confirmed no structural stability issues. 1 person transported non life threatening.”

“The initial report of a generator falling several floors was incorrect.”

From AlertDC: “DC FEMS reports the 200 block of 7th Street and the 600 block of Massachusetts Avenue NE is closed until further notice due to Fire Department Activity. Please avoid the area.”

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