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,
WFD E09, BC1, CAR43, AIR1, T04, EMS5,
2nd E02, E06, E04, E18, T03, T02, BC4,
MCU, HM, CU, REHAB, R3, FFD