Two alarm blaze in SE
By Alan Etter
Just after 4:00 AM, a triple local alarm
was dispatched for smoke in the area of the 100 block of 56th Street,
SE. As Truck 17 rolled down East Capitol St., they saw fire in the
sky in the 100 block of 57th Pl., SE and advised that the box alarm be
filled. Units found a vacant two-story apartment building well involved
||Command 2 immediately ordered firefighters
to assume an exterior attack, due to the volume of fire and compromised
structural nature of the building.
About 20 minutes into the event, operations
ordered that a second alarm be transmitted as a precautionary measure.
Trucks 13 and 17 went to heavy duty operation with ladder pipes.
||The fire was finally extinguished in about
an hour with no injuries.
The cause of the fire is undetermined;
however, it was the culmination of a very busy night for DC Fire &
EMS, which dealt with several trash and debris fire in the same general
area of the second alarm - as well as several other working incidents in
the city earlier in the evening.