Photo by DC Fire and EMS
“Could see it all from my bedroom window…glad to see that no one was injured. That pupuseria was a total hidden gem too.”
Updates when we learn more on the status of Pupuseria Maria at 3915 14th Street, NW.
From DC Fire and EMS around 4am:
“Working Fire 3900 block 14th St NW. Fire 1 story commercial building containing several stores. Fire in 1 occupancy at present. Checking for extension. No injuries reported.”
“Update Working Fire 3900 block 14th St NW. Fire 1 story commercial building in 1 store with some extension to adjacent store. Fire knocked down. Hitting hotspots. No injuries reported.”
“Update Working Fire 3900 block 14th St NW. Fire under control. No reports of any injuries. Investigators on scene to determine cause.” (more…)
1727 7th Street, NW
Sumah’s West African Restaurant was gutted by fire last night.
Amazing DCFD response. But the restaurant surely is beyond repair. Were there any fans? Updates when/if we learn whether or not they will rebuild.
A reader sent this shot last night of D.C.’s Bravest in action: (more…)
Photo by Don Boyd
Don reports from “1727 7th St NW. Sumah’s West African Restaurant.”
Updates as more is known.
Update Working Fire 1700 block 7th St NW. Bulk of fire knocked down, but still considerable hotspots. Checking both adjacent buildings for any fire extension. Still no injuries reported. 2 more engines & 1 more truck requested. pic.twitter.com/lz0RJyHF7q
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) November 29, 2018
Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.
From DC Fire Fighters L36:
“Tonight, we believe, there are 4 of our 16 ladder trucks are OOS. This is a danger to the citizens of DC and to our members. Ladder trucks play critical roles in getting access to buildings, ventilation, search & rescue, rapid intervention for downed firemen, etc…”
“During the day today, the downtown region of DC was without adequate coverage of ladder trucks. (more…)
Last night some people were setting off fireworks in Hyde-Addison Elementary School field and a shell lit part of a house on fire at the corner of Euclid and Sherman (1010 Euclid NW). Thankfully there’s a fire station spitting distance away and it was out as fast as it went up.”
Someone stuck some fire starters into our car wheel Sunday morning and set our car on fire. I saw that you had some posts about car arson in DC, do you know of recent cases? It’s pretty scary and we want to know if it’s part of a recent pattern. Someone mentioned that there were some cases of car arson in Logan this summer.
— Truxton Circle, DC (@TruxtonCircle) October 31, 2018
Since the incident, we heard from others living in the area that there’s been a string of car arsons in the shaw/truxton circle/logan region over the last few months. People have been helpful in updating the fire detectives working on their case. I’m sure the detectives will connect the dots, but I’m trying to proactively see if there are other similar incidents in the area.”
“The corner of Shepherd and Georgia NW was very busy last night… a three-car crash around 10:35 pm and then a fire around 1:35 am.”
Update Box Alarm 900 block Shepherd St NW. Fire confined to Apt. of origin and under control. No injuries. At least 5 residents displaced. Investigators on scene to determine cause.
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) October 30, 2018
Photo by Chris Stelmarski
Chris reported around 10pm last night: “Large fire at 12th and Evarts NE”
DC Fire and EMS reported:
“The 3 DC Firefighters injuried in last nights 2-Alarm fire have been released from the hospital & are now recovering at home. One occupant of home who was injuried and transported from the scene – remains hospitalized.”
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) October 18, 2018
More, including Videos after the jump. (more…)
Photo by Marta DH
“The Capitol Hill Community Foundation has partnered with the Van Ness Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization and ANC Commissioner Meredith Fascett to create a fund to accept donations and fundraise for the Capper Seniors who lost their homes in the fire that destroyed the 900 5th St. SE Capper Senior Building on September 19th.
“The Capper apartments this morning – the extent of the damage is very visible. @dcfireems appears to still be working on the scene.”
Photo by Deb Landau
From Alert DC:
“DC Public Schools reports Van Ness Elementary School will be closed Thursday, September 20, 2018 due to poor air quality from the nearby fire on Wednesday night. Updates for Van Ness parents and families are forthcoming.”
From Ward 6 CM Allen:
“Councilmember Charles Allen and staff are on-site currently at the fire at the Arthur Capper Senior Building at 900 5th St., SE to help displaced residents. From Councilmember Allen:
“We aren’t sure how the fire started at Arthur Capper Senior Building in Navy Yard. DC Firefighters needed to rescue a few residents via window from the higher floors. When neighbors saw there was smoke, they ran into the building and started alerting senior residents by knocking on doors. (more…)