Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Posted at 4:15 PM ET, 03/16/2010

Fire in Dupont Circle forces evacuations

By Washington Post editors

Traffic in the Dupont Circle area could be snarled into the evening rush hour as D.C. firefighters finish dealing with a blaze that broke out Tuesday afternoon in the duct work of a 10-story office building, a fire department spokesman said.

The spokesman, Pete Piringer, said the two-alarm fire at 1320 19th Street NW was brought under control within a few hours, but dozens of firefighters and their apparatus were still at the scene at 4 p.m. as a mop-up operation continued.

Scores of people were evacuated for the building, Piringer said, but no one was injured.

We Love D.C. has video of the blaze.

-- Paul Duggan

(This post was updated from the original.)

By Washington Post editors  | March 16, 2010; 4:15 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Traffic and Transportation  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Three Howard County stores caught in alcohol sting
Next: Man charged with fondling suspected in other incidents

No comments have been posted to this entry.

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company