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DC Firefighters Battle Two Fires in One Day

By DC FIRE AND EMS, Correspondent | June 17, 2020 | DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Story No. 063020113

Washington, DC - DC’s Bravest battled two working fires just blocks away and hours apart from each other on Wednesday afternoon, June 17th.

The first blaze erupted around 12:45 P.M. at 1322 First Street SW, a two-story occupied apartment building. Fire was visible from two windows on the second floor upon arrival, and a Working Fire dispatch was requested.

Despite the volume of fire, an interior attack made a quick knockdown, and a search for a person reported trapped proved negative. There was some extension to the roof and attic above, which was quickly contained.

The blaze left 13 residents from three units displaced, but there were no injuries. Fire investigators are looking into the cause.

Shortly before 3:30 P.M., another Box Alarm was sounded for 325 P Street SW, an occupied 10-story apartment building. Once again, units arrived to find fire showing, this time from a ground level apartment in the front. Again, a Working Fire dispatch was requested.

Quick work contained this blaze to the apartment of origin, with smoke conditions on some floors. Occupants were sheltered in place as needed until the smoke conditions cleared.
One resident was transported to the hospital with a non-life-threatening condition, and a second was treated and released on the scene.

The same investigators who were still occupied at the first incident also responded to this blaze to determine the cause.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.