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…)
Photo by Charley
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…)
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…)
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.”