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201 Upshur Street, NW. Photo by DC Fire and EMS

UPDATE Thursday, Sept. 24:

“SLASH RUN STAFF AND CONTRACTORS CAME TOGETHER AND WORKED THROUGH THE NIGHT 48 hours later we have the green light to open WE REOPEN TODAY! Come get a burger we missed you!!”

Tuesday afternoon DC Fire & EMS reported: “Update Box Alarm 200 block Upshur St NW. #DCsBravest have placed the fire under control with no injuries. Investigators on scene.”

Slash Run writes on their Facebook:

“Hey everyone thanks for reaching out and all your kind words and support!
EVERYONE IS SAFE NO INJURIES
We will be closed temporarily until we get this all cleaned up and get the green light to reopen!
Small roof fire from replacing a portion the roof.”

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16th and Massachusetts Ave, NW photo by Kris Carlson

Kris reports: “Major construction accident at the Australian Embassy. At least one stretcher and a lot of flashing lights”


Photo by DC Fire & EMS

“MPD reports westbound 1600 Block of Massachusetts Avenue NW is closed due to fire department activity. Please use an alternate route.”

DC Fire & EMS reported around 8:30am:

“Update construction accident 16th St. & Mass. Ave NW. 2 workers struck by a large pipe & suffering critical injuries. Both are being carried out of excavation by #DCsBravest and will be transported to trauma facility.” Read More

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Photo by DC Fire and EMS

Nick asks around 8:12am: “any idea what’s going on at the post office north of Howard on Georgia? Street is closed and there were about a dozen police/ambulance/fire trucks blocking the northbound side if the road”

DC Fire and EMS reported: “Crash with vehicle striking building 3300 block Georgia Ave. NW. No entrapment. #DCsBravest treated 1 vehicle occupant and found no structural compromise.” Read More

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via DC Fire & EMS

“Dear PoPville,

As people take home-vacations during the pandemic I really want to remind folks how important it is to wear a lifejacket, regardless of how calm the waters are or how good of a swimmer you are. Thanks.”

DC Fire & EMS reported starting at 6:14pm: “Water rescue Potomac River vicinity Joint Base Bolling. Credible report of 3 people who fell from vessel and have not resurfaced. #DCsBravest Fireboats and other units + @DCPoliceDept Harbor Division conducting active search.”

at 8pm they reported: “Update Potomac River water rescue. Sadly, after an extensive water, land and air search for over 2 hours, this incident has transitioned to a recovery operation. 3 adult males remain missing. Read More

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Photo by Colin Etnire

Colin was first to report just after 6:30pm:

“there was this loud explosion on eckington and florida followed by this plume of ominous smoke…anyone know what’s up? DCFD was already on the scene when it happened.”

AK writes: “Not great lighting but more of the fire next to the Sirius XM building. I called 911 about 20 minutes ago [7:14pm] when I heard/saw a manhole explosion that caused a surge that killed my computer/tv/lights. It’s gotten bigger since then.”

Brianna reported: “Man hole exploded just north of the Wendy’s at NY and Florida Ave. Florida Ave is blocked off with a huge fire response. Several manhole covers flew very high up and came crashing down on several vehicles (one severely damaged vehicle to the far right of the photo). Active fire pictured to the far left next to the tree”

From DCFD:

“Update manhole Fire 1500 block Eckington Pl. NE. #DCsBravest are conducting a precautionary evacuation of the building housing Sirius XM studios, directly adjacent to burning manhole. @PepcoConnect advises they have cut power to the affected feeder & fire seems to be subsiding.” Read More

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