Fire in Dupont Circle forces evacuations
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.)
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| March 16, 2010; 4:15 PM ET
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