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DC Fire & EMS Battle early morning Blaze in Takoma for over 4 hours

Kyle reports at 1:09am: “Massive building fire with multiple trucks responding. Metro linen service and other businesses located at the corner of Van Buren st and Sandy Spring NW.”

From DC Fire & EMS: “Working Fire Dispatch: 200 Block of Van Buren Street NW – Fire showing from two story commercial building.”

“Update Working Fire 200 block Van Buren St NW. #DCsBravest on scene with fire 2nd floor large 2 story commercial building. Units are engaged in active fire attack.”

“Update Working Fire 200 block Van Buren St NW. #DCsBravest have knocked down a significant volume of fire on 2nd floor via an aggressive interior attack, but now have fire in concealed space between ceiling and roof, known as a cockloft.”

“Update Working Fire 200 block Van Buren St NW. Units being removed from building due to roof instability. #DCsBravest are going defensive, which means attacking fire from exterior only. No injuries reported.”

“Update Box Alarm 200 block Van Buren St NW. Defensive attack continues utilizing elevated ladder pipes and #DCsBravest aerial tower. Additional units have been requested. No injuries.”

“Update Working Fire + Special calls for more units 200 block Van Buren St NW. Defensive attack continues using a variety of large streams. Collapse zone established. No injuries. 4 businesses impacted.”

“Update Working Fire + 200 block Van Buren St. All exterior streams have been shut down. It appears fire is out other than isolated hotspots. Approximately 15 units and 75 personnel have battled this blaze for almost 4 hours with no injuries reported.”

“#DCsBravest on Van Buren St NW are again operating two outside streams to hit remaining hotspots. This will be an extended operation.”

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