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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