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DC Fire & EMS Respond To Row House Fire In Langston/Carver

Patch logo Patch 1/15/2020 Michael O'Connell
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WASHINGTON, DC -- D.C. Fire and EMS units responded to a fire Wednesday morning in the Carver/Langston neighborhood of Northeast, according to posts on DCFEMS' official Twitter page.

Fire units were dispatched Jan. 15, at about 9:13 a.m., to the report of a fire at 817 21st St. N.E., according to Vito Maggiolo, D.C. Fire and EMS public information officer.

"We had a fire involving the first floor. It's a two-story row structure. It did considerable damage to the first and the second floor. We prevented it from spreading to the homes on either side," Maggiolo said, adding that firefighters extinguished the blaze in 5 minutes.

No injuries were reported and three individuals were displaced. The American Red Cross - National Capitol Region was contacted to assist.

Fire investigators are on the scene, working to identify the cause of the fire.


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