Posts Tagged ‘Fire’

Man Who Set Himself on Fire on the National Mall Dies of His Injuries

The man who authorities believe set himself on fire on the National Mall Friday died of his injuries later that evening, the Metropolitan Police Department confirmed Saturday.
Because of the severity of the burns, authorities have not yet been able to identify the victim and will use dental and DNA analysis to do so, according to [...]

The Troubles Keep Multiplying for D.C.’s Ambulance Fleet

A 2006 District ambulance truck erupted into flames Tuesday morning outside of an apartment building while it was responding to an emergency call on Benning Road SE, a fire department spokesman confirmed.
The cause of the fire is still unknown, though it appears from a picture that the District of Columbia Firefighters Association posted on Twitter [...]

Fire Ravages Frager’s Hardware, a Capitol Hill Institution

A four-alarm fire broke out tonight at Frager's Hardware, the beloved Capitol Hill institution. Firefighters were still trying to put the blaze out more than two hours after it started.
Owner John Weintraub told people on the scene that the store's staff had all gotten out safely. But the D.C. government warned residents via the city's emergency [...]

Real Estate Preposterousness Spiral Continues

Forget the AVA Twitter wall! So long, Louis' bulldogs-in-tutus aesthetic! That's because we have a new winner for craziest Washington development gimmick, and it is Fahrenheit.
Fahrenheit, a 31-condo development at 3930 Georgia Ave. NW, is presumably so named because it's hot. Hot as a unit of temperature! In emphatic italics, Fahrenheit's website urges (warns?) visitors [...]

District Line Daily: Prosperity Dividend

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In his State of the District address last night, Mayor Vince Gray announced plans to [...]

Dorothy Brizill and Gary Imhoff’s House Burns Down

The Columbia Heights house owned by D.C. watchdog/activists Dorothy Brizill and Gary Imhoff was badly damaged in a fire Friday night, which authorities told the Washington Post "wiped out" the home.
Brizill and Imhoff jointly publish DC Watch, an email newsletter that delves into the picayune details of District government and politics.
The two-alarm fire started shortly before [...]

Breaking: Anacostia Senior High School On Fire

Anacostia Senior High has been evacuated due to a fire on the roof. The D.C. Firefighters' Union told NBC4 that "a large volume of roofing material caught fire." Updates as they become available.
UPDATE: A teacher on the scene passes along this picture.

Photo by John Rice

The Needle: ¡Ay, Que Calor! Edition

Yes, Actually, It Is Hot Enough For Me: Leave town. Now. That's the only reasonable advice for how to deal with the early heat wave that's suffocating the region today—it is, after all, still only spring. The high temperature at National Airport was 102 degrees, tying a record first set in 1874, and combined with [...]

Car Trouble: BMW Fields Questions About Turton’s Death

So far, no one's quite sure why lobbyist Ashely Turton's car burst into flames on Jan. 10, killing her. Metropolitan Police Department officials tell us the death of the 37-year-old is still under investigation, and an Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruling on cause and manner of death is still pending. But [...]

The Needle: Drugs Are For Nazis Edition

Arbeit Macht High: Probably just about every day, some dopey American college student visiting Amsterdam stumbles into the Anne Frank House tripping their face off on mushrooms, only to discover that nothing harshes a buzz like genocide. (Years ago, this happened to some friends of ours, and if they're reading, we hope they're still ashamed.) [...]

November in Photos

Photos: Fire, 16th Street NW

3600 Block of 16th Street NW, November 22

Saved From Complete Ruin, Georgetown Library Reopens

If you happened to watch the Georgetown Public Library go up in smoke back on April 30, 2007, you had to assume that the building and its contents were largely lost to the conflagration. There were fears that the library's historic Peabody Collection—essentially, Georgetown's civic archives—were a complete loss. (Earlier that day, Eastern Market was [...]

The Needle: Uninvited Edition

On Second Thought, Don't RSVP: Eloping is hard enough when you're a public figure. Eloping when you're a public figure and you've already sent out invitations to the wedding that's been described as the social event of the year (albeit in Sacramento)? Downright rude. But DCPS Chancellor Michelle Rhee and her fiancé, Sacramento Mayor Kevin [...]

Photos: Fireball

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