Monday, February 9, 2009

Fire Trucks Kept Busy This Weekend

First, WUSA (from DCist) reports that there was a fire at 1200 Delaware Avenue on early Sunday morning. From the article:
A 66-year-old man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after being rescued from a fire that broke out in his apartment. The man was brought down a ladder from his fifth floor unit 1200 Delaware Avenue SW around 4:00 Sunday morning. He suffered from severe smoke inhalation.
The early Sunday morning fire is believed to be accidental, but an investigation is underway. I walked right by that apartment building yesterday afternoon and noticed some broken glass on the sidewalk and a window screen dangling from the fence, but I didn't realize the debris was due to a fire. Then, last evening, I noticed quite a few fire trucks on the 200 block of G Street. However, I didn't investigate to see which building might have been on fire, since I was running late for dinner. Does anyone know if there was a fire last evening around the 200 block of G Street?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, I wondered what was up. I was driving towards 295 on Sunday a.m. around 7 and was surprised to find M street cordoned off at first street and a bunch of police cars and fire trucks there.

PenguinSix said...

http://dcfd.com/ has links to many of the fire companies in DC that have webpages. Most of them list their recent runs. I'd suspect any unit within the near SW or near SE would respond to a call in this area. It will eventually be on their websites.

SWill said...

Thanks for the link, PenguinSix. Unfortunately, Engine 13 (our local fire station) isn't one of the companies that has a website.

HRH King Friday XIII, Ret. said...

I heard a bunch of sirens in the area that day. .

Anonymous said...

I remember hearing trucks, but that's about it. I didn't see or smell anything (I live on the 200 block of G SW), but I also face the highway for the most part.