Stuart reported on Saturday:
“Passing along that the Hi Market located at 15th and Fuller had a significant fire incident, with fire crew/ police on the scene. Seemed to occur this morning. Hopefully they will be able to recover and open in the near future. Very sad to see this store have to temporarily close and hope they are able to recover and re-open.”
DCFD reported from the scene: (more…)
11th and Park Road, NW Saturday Night.
Red Rocks can not catch a break. Fortunately they’ve been able to reopen both Columbia Heights and H Street locations pretty quickly. From Red Rocks:
“We had a fire in our office on the 2nd floor but it was contained and after an afternoon of cleanup, we’re back open.”
Props to DC’s Bravest!!
Thanks to Shane for sending the photo above:
“Fire at M & 12th NW. I think it’s Claridge Towers.”
Heather also reports:
“Fire several stories up in building on M east of 13th NW (N side of street). DC Fire and EMS on scene with 13th totally blocked N and S.”
Update from DCFD:
“Working Fire 1200 block M St NW. Fire 8th floor Apt. in 10 story occupied building. Fire knocked down. No injuries reported. Sheltering occupants in place as needed.”
More photos: (more…)
· Investigators ruled out electrical or other mechanical causes of the fire, saying it was likely the result of human activity in the attic.
· There was clear evidence someone tried to put the fire out with a garden house from the roof just after it started. (more…)
There was a devastating fire on 24th St NE in Kingman Park yesterday morning that displaced 5 households on the block, three of those had their homes completely destroyed. Thankfully, no one was injured in the fire. The neighborhood is banding together to raise relief funds for those families.”
“This old Mustang caught fire in the middle of 9th St NW near Quintana NW in Brightwood. Burned to the ground. This morning about 8:30am.”
UPDATE from Red Rocks:
“We are very thankful for the brave first responders @DCfireems and @DCPoliceDept who quickly took control of the situation and extingushed a fire that ignited on our roof deck last night. Their work minimized a fire that not only could have been devastating for RedRocks but also our neighbors on 13th Street. We are grateful that no one was injured and are very appreciative of the support received from our loyal customers, friends and neighbors in the H Street community. We are working hard to clean up the mess and hope to reopen real soon. Thank you for all the emails, messages, and continued support.
From DC Fire and EMS:
“Working Fire 1300 block H St NE. Fire involving roof deck on 2 story commercial building. No injuries.”
“Everyone stay safe. I’m not sure but it looks like red rocks or something next to it is on fire. A LOT of flames coming from the rooftop of the building. Five firetrucks I can see.”
Council member Charles Allen reports:
“Active fire on 1300 block of H St NE. @dcfireems is on scene right now. Please give them room to work and avoid the area.” (more…)
January 12th “CO incident 1800 block Columbia Rd NW.” via DC Fire & EMS
On January 12th there was a large Fire/EMS presence at an apartment on Columbia Rd in Adams Morgan. The DC Fire and EMS twitter had the following tweets about a carbon monoxide incident at the apartment.
Update CO incident 1800 block Columbia Rd NW. #DCsBravest determined source to be defective stove. CO traveled via pipe recesses to several Apts. Ventilating building & residents can return once readings are normal. No EMS transports. pic.twitter.com/o6gspnRYOU
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) January 12, 2019
Thanks to Leah for sending:
“New Hampshire Avenue & 7th Street NW shut down from Randolph to Shepherd. Multiple fire engines, ambulances, other department vehicles on site. Drivers probably want to detour!”
From DCFD: (more…)
A reader reported at 9:50am:
“I live on the same block as the church and 20 min ago felt three explosions, rattle the windows of my apartment. I went outside and the street is blocked off to Oak NW, fire fighting at the Education building of he church. Hoping that everyone that was inside is alright.”
DC Fire and EMS reported:
“Cause remains undetermined. Church services not in progress when fire occurred.” (more…)