photo by DC Fire and EMS 4:14pm Saturday: “Images from 2nd Alarm 2700 block King Ave SE. An exterior attack continues using heavy duty water streams from aerial ladders & other master stream devices. Collapse appears imminent”
The Washington Post reported: “The fire blazed on the campus of St. Elizabeths Hospital in Southeast Washington, the first federally operated psychiatric hospital in the United States, and a place where innovative techniques were introduced in psychiatric treatment.
The building that burned, according to the D.C. fire department, was a large wooden barn.”
photo by Kylene 4:02pm Saturday “Huge plums of smoke from the 2700 MLK SE fire”
From DC Fire and EMS:
“Update 2 Alarm Fire 2700 block King Ave SE. Command has declared fire under control. Still wetting down hotspots. Units will remain on scene for a considerable amount of time. No injuries reported. #DCsBravest.”
“UPDATE from 2-alarm fire located in 2700 block of Martin Luther King Ave SE. Briefing from Fire and EMS Chief John Donnelly. Fire is contained but #DCsBravest expected to remain on scene through the evening. Again, no injuries reported.”
photo by David Hurlburt
From the DC Preservation League:
“Constructed during the 1880s, the Dry Barn is an example of the importance farming had in the treatment of patients at Saint Elizabeths.”
More info here.
A reader sends last night from the MBT: “Spotted on my walk home from city state.”
1025 Vermont Ave, NW Thanks to Mike for sending: “There’s no sign, but it appears the Grill Kabob on Vermont between K and L closed. The furniture is moved out.”…
photo by Victoria Pickering You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may…
1811 18th Street, NW A reader reports: “discovered this morning on a walk … sad”
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