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by Prince Of Petworth January 17, 2019 at 4:15 pm 0


January 12th “CO incident 1800 block Columbia Rd NW.” via DC Fire & EMS

“Dear PoPville,

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.

Two days later there was another CO incident and Fire/EMS presence at the same apartment complex. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 30, 2018 at 1:12 pm 0

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…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 10, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0


Photo by Charley

“Dear PoPville,

Just as a head’s up in case you hadn’t seen it, there was a fire on the 1600 block of Park Rd NW, caused by paint cans being stored too close to a furnace. We heard the pair of explosions that caused the fire.”

DC Fire and EMS reported Saturday afternoon:

“Box Alarm with injured civilian 1600 block Park Rd NW. Kitchen fire 2nd floor of Apt building. Fire knocked down. Checking for extension. 1 civilian from fire apartment serious injuries being transported to hospital.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 10, 2018 at 9:45 am 0

The GoFundMe page says:

“Sumah’s West African Restaurant is a long-standing, loving business establishment in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It has been a staple in the DC community for over 20 years.

On Wednesday, November 28th, 2018, a fire broke out and burned the restaurant down. It is by the grace of God that everyone got out alive and the firefighters were able to put out the blaze. While the physical establishment burned down, the love of Mr. and Mrs. Sumah, their family and friends, still stands.

This is a time where we as their community family should stand up, support them and help them rebuild! They share so much love and kindness to others that heals the soul through their food! It is rare to find people who genuinely love to help & bless others simply through their craft of food. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 6, 2018 at 9:25 am 0


Photo by DC Fire and EMS

Elle reports:

“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…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 28, 2018 at 7:22 pm 0


Photo by Don Boyd

Don reports from “1727 7th St NW. Sumah’s West African Restaurant.”

Updates as more is known.

by Prince Of Petworth November 28, 2018 at 10:45 am 0


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…)

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