by Prince Of Petworth February 27, 2018 at 9:55 am 0

Logan Circle between Vermont and Rhode Island, NW Photo by David Keifrider

“Dear PoPville,

My name is Olivia and I live near the house that caught fire in Logan Circle on Thursday morning. I have three roommates and we moved into the house last November, so we’ve gotten to know the Gunter family pretty well. We set up a GoFundMe to raise money for them in this awful tragedy. We’re so heartbroken for the family in what they’re going through. They lost their longtime home and have two family members recovering from serious injuries and burns in the hospital.”

Please see the GoFundMe Page here.

Update: Identified!! Thanks all.

“Dear PoPville,

I was one of the first people on the scene of the Logan Circle fire last week and along with two other passersby helped evacuate and care for the victims before DC Fire & EMS arrived. Two us stayed long enough to give our contact info to the fire department, but a third had to leave sooner. His name was Hunter, and I believe he lived a few blocks away (around Vermont Ave), but we didn’t think to get much more info than that. FEMS is hoping to get in contact with him as well to say thanks.”

by Prince Of Petworth February 22, 2018 at 7:15 am 0

6:55am Logan Circle between Vermont and Rhode Island, NW

Thanks to all who’ve messaged.

DCFD reports:

“Two civilians transported from scene – unknown condition. Bulk of the fire knocked down. All units remaining on the scene.”

Allison reports:

“huge fire happening right now on logan circle – this picture taken at 6:55am.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 15, 2018 at 9:55 am 0

Ingraham Street, NW between 7th and 8th sent by Tom

Got a lot of queries about this one. You can see video sent to me of the smoke above and DCFD’s response below:

The Mayor’s office also responded to queries:

“DC water is working on the pipes on 7th/Ingraham and 7th/Hamilton St NW. Fire/Ems cleared the area and deemed it safe. The project should be completed by mid- morning.”

Tom notes: “It burned until after midnight. Non toxic burning plastic sounds reasonable.”

by Prince Of Petworth February 5, 2018 at 9:30 am 0

A reader reports:

“We park our car in the alley on the south side of the 1300 block of Fairmont. When we left to run some errands around 9:00 am Saturday morning, there was a bunch of men’s clothes dumped in a pile at the end of the alley. When we returned around noon, the pile of clothes was on fire.

I called 9-1-1 but Engine 4 was already on it way. I back out and went to take some pictures. It was a little higher when I first saw it, but the attached picture show the gist. Engine 4 had a little trouble getting into the alley but the firefighters dragged the hose and put out the fire without incident.

In chatting with the three firefighters, we all had the same theory for why a pile of men’s clothes would be dumped in an alley and set alight. I’m just glad the (I assume) scorned woman waited until my car wasn’t in it customary spot, which is just three yards away. My neighbor says she saw a woman from the Alden (which we already call 90210) lurking earlier but there’s no way to be sure.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

1400 block of Rhode Island Ave, NW around 5pm Tuesday. Photo by Joe Flood.

DCFD reported:

“Cause of today’s fire in the 1400 block of R.I. Ave NW was improperly discarded smoking materials. Fortunately we confined the flames to the balcony. #DCsBravest urge you to use caution with any smoking materials, and NEVER smoke in bed.”


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