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January 30, 2004
Fire hits 9 story historic building in DC
By Alan Etter 
Just before 10:00 PM 1/29, units responded for the report of fire coming from the former Woodward & Lothrop building, 10th & G Streets, NW. 

Engine 16 arrived to heavy fire showing from the 10th St. side.  As firefighters began an interior attack, Operations 6 called for a second alarm.  Fire was evident in a debris chute that ran vertically through the interior of the historic nine-story building. 

After an aggressive 20-minute attack, the bulk of the fire was knocked down and was under control with a half hour. There were no injuries.  Authorities now say the cause of the fire is accidental.  A baseboard space heater appears to be the source of ignition. 

BA E16, E10, E03, E07, E23, T10, T09, BC6, R1
WFD E09, BC1, CAR43, AIR1, T04, EMS5, A07, SAFO
2nd E02, E06, E04, E18, T03, T02, BC4, MCU, HM, CU, REHAB, R3,  FFD