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Photo by Jason Bowers

Jason writes: “Any word @PoPville what’s burning? Looks to be near the WH or up 16th? (Photo taken from Columbia Heights)”

Rez shares from Tom Lynch: “A parks service building in the Square is on fire”

Also cars on fire.

And St. John’s Church basement:

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Photo by James McNellis

James reports to us at 6:30am: “It appears that wmata headquarters is on fire.”

DCFD reported at 6:25am: “Working Fire 600 5th St NW. fire showing from top floor of Metro headquarters.”

From WMATA:

“We are grateful all employees and occupants were safely evacuated during this morning’s fire at Metro’s headquarters, the Jackson Graham Building in Downtown, DC. Thanks to the quick response from DC Firefighters, the fire was quickly contained, and there were no reported injuries to Metro employees or first responders. We are currently assessing the damage and working closely with DCFEMS to identify the cause of the fire.

Metro is currently constructing a new headquarters in DC to replace the Jackson Graham Building, which has not undergone a major renovation since its construction and does not meet today’s fire & life safety standards for new buildings. As noted in our public presentations, fire/life safety factors were primary considerations in our decision to move.”

Crazy video of the huge flames coming out of the windows: Read More

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch along with members of the ATF/DC Arson and Explosives Task Force, are investigating a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in the 900 block of H Street, Northeast.

At approximately 1:08 am, members of the First District and members of DC Fire and EMS responded to the listed location for the report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, members located an adult male victim suffering from life-threatening thermal injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. An investigation into the cause of the fire revealed it was intentionally set. On Friday, May 15, 2020, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 62 year-old Darryl Finney, of no fixed address. Read More

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From MPD:

“Members of the ATF/DC Arson and Explosives Task Force, which includes members from MPD, DCFEMS, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, seek the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in reference to Arson offenses that occurred on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in the First and Fifth Districts.

First District:

Assault with Intent to Kill (Arson): Read More

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Photo by Diana

a reader reports:

“Around 0845 this morning there was what sounded like an explosion in an alley way on R Street and 16th NW. There is currently significant police activity around the alley and there is a garbage truck stuck in the alley surrounded by what appears to be black soot/residue. The sanitation workers looked pretty shaken up but physically looked ok (save any hearing issues).”

Pamela reports: Read More

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Photo from Stephen “Fire on H Street?”

From MPD:

“On 5/13/20 at approximately 12:27 a.m., officers were patrolling H Street NE when an adult male victim flagged them down to report that he was in the 1300 block of H Street NE when an unknown suspect walked by him, doused a shirt with an unknown flammable liquid, lit it and threw it on him. The victim was able to flee the scene without any injury. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’5″ and 150lbs, wearing a tan coat, blue jeans and a black hat.

At approximately 01:11 a.m., police were called to the 900 block of H Street NE for another report of a fire. Read More

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