Photos by Elliot Goodman of Summit Place NE blaze earlier this evening. Arrival action and after the battle.
From the DCFD on Twitter:
Working fire 400 blk Newcomb St SE. Fire showing 2 story Apt building (3/25/27).
Newcomb St fire update. Fire 1st floor. Fire knocked down. Checking for extension. Currently no injuries. Investigators enroute.
5016 2ND STREET N.W.
October 7, 2016: Story & Photos By Elliot J Goodman
Friday afternoon October 7th, DC Firefighters were dispatched to 5016 2nd St. N.W. with multiple calls reporting a building fire.
Units shortly arrived in the front with smoke showing from the eaves of a two story apartment building. E-14 arrived in the rear and had fire showing.
The fire had extended from the basement all the way to the roof. The building apparently vacant was in deplorable condition and companies making an initial interior attack and search used extreme caution.
As the fire progressed , a Second Alarm was requested and the fire was brought under control shortly there after.
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DC firefighters responded on a Box Alarm to 1905 M St.N.E. for the report of an air conditioner on fire. Engine 10 went on the scene reporting smoke showing in the front, followed by Engine 8 reporting smoke showing from sides B & C.
Units found a room well involved on the first floor and with an aggressive attack of engine and truck work the fire was knocked down in about 20 minutes.
After a search, two dogs were located, rescued ,and happily brought to their owners. Elliot J Goodman
1800 CALVERT STREET N.W.
July 2, 2016: Story & Photos By Elliot J Goodman
Saturday evening July 2, DC firefighters were dispatched after numerous calls reported a building on fire in the 1800 block of Calvert Street N.W. Upon arrival units reported heavy smoke showing in the front and fire in the rear. The fire had extended to the 3rd floor and roof. A Second Alarm was sounded including Tower 3. Units made an aggressive attack inside and truck companies did their job which held the fire mainly to the building of origin.
APARTMENT BLAZE WITH RESCUE
A firefighter who gave up his mask to rescue a trapped civilian was one of three people taken to the hospital from an apartment fire on Wednesday, March 9th.
Units were alerted to people trapped as they arrived at the three story building at 1715 Minnesota Avenue NE just before three PM.
A working fire dispatch was sounded as members raced inside to attack the flames and find those in distress, among them an elderly woman on a third floor balcony shrouded in heavy smoke and heat.
Firefighter Danny Lovato, Engine 18 detailed to Truck 7, climbed a portable ladder to reach the victim. He than placed his mask face piece on her until she could be brought to safety.
Once removed, the victim was rushed to a trauma center. Exhausted and suffering from smoke inhalation after sharing his air during the rescue, Lovato also had to be transported to the hospital, where he was placed in ICU.
It took about twenty five minutes to knock down the fire, and the Rehab Unit was requested to assist on the scene. A second firefighter also had to be transported after battling the blaze.
LOGAN CIRCLE AREA BLAZE
February 3, 2016: Story by Vito Maggiolo
Heavy fire and water supply issues were challenges overcome by firefighters battling a Logan Circle neighborhood blaze on Wednesday night, February 3rd.
The fire took place around 9:30 PM at the Claridge House Apartments, 1221 M Street NW, a seven story occupied building that has been the scene of a number of fires over the years.
Flames had possession of a fifth floor apartment when the box assignment arrived. Problems with the standpipe resulted in low water pressure in the first attack line. Secondary lines were dropped out of windows from the fire floor to bypass the failed standpipe, while another line stretched from a different riser, and the blaze was knocked down.
One firefighter suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. Several civilians were also treated at the scene. All searches proved negative.
Video by DC Fire and EMS PIO Tim Wilson