Not much to see here by the time we arrived, but DCFD companies found smoke on arrival at this two-story, brick duplex. After they made entry a pile of burning clothing was located and extinguished quickly. The address was 3861 Pennsylvania Avenue SE.
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Washington DC Fire & EMS units responded to an apartment fire on Friday morning, Dec. 4. First arriving units reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the interior courtyard of the large apartment complex that takes up an entire city block at 12th & U Sts NW. A second alarm was quickly sounded.
The fire extended through all four floors of the complex via the balconies in the courtyard and into the cockloft. Truck companies worked hard to prevent the fire from extending further through the cockloft. Sprinklers in the building activated also helping to prevent additional extension.
Special calls were requested along with mutual aid from Montgomery County Fire & Rescue for an additional truck company to assist with opening up and overhaul. Hundreds of residents of the complex were displaced as a result of the fire. The Friendship Fire Association provided both rehab and canteen support on the scene.
DCFD units were called to the Pepco substation in the 1900 block of First Street SW (11/13/15). The response for the reported fire included a first-alarm assignment plus a foam task force, the haz mat unit, and the fireboats.
Companies stood-by at the gate until the Pepco personnel with PPE were in place at the facility to escort DC firefighters into the building. Light smoke was visible from the exterior. Upon entry, they located a storage room fire that did not involve the electric equipment and subsequently had no effect on service to customers. Several dry chemical extinguishers were discharged to extinguish the fire. Firefighters then performed overhaul and ventilation.
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