Third Alarm Blaze Hits Rowhomes in Nation's Capital

A rolling fire that damaged four row houses caused no injuries, thanks to the fast response of DC firefighters and EMS providers.


A rolling fire that damaged four row houses caused no injuries, thanks to the fast response of DC firefighters and EMS providers.

Units were dispatched at 11:10 AM for the report of smoke coming from 7107 Georgia Ave., NW, across the street from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

First arriving firefighters encountered heavy smoke billowing from the front and rear of two homes with fire visible in the basement through the second floor of the fire building.

As firefighters mounted an aggressive attack from the front and rear, it was clear the fire had spread to the roofs of at least two of the row houses and was threatening exposures.

A second alarm was sounded seven minutes into the event. Ten minutes later, an additional task force was requested. In all, the fire drew approximately 120 firefighters and EMS providers to the scene with approximately 40 pieces of apparatus.

The fire was knocked down within 45 minutes and was out within an hour. There were no injuries reported, and the cause of the fire is still undetermined. Investigators put the damage estimate at $300,000.

  • Box Alarm: E22, E24, E14, E11, T11, T06, BC4 (Tremel), R2, E31
  • Working Fire Dispatch: E20, BC5 (Watts), AIR2, T12, EMS5, A12, SAFO, Fire Investigators
  • Second Alarm: E04, E21, E17, E28, T14, T09, BC1 (Branch), FFD (Thumann), HM, CU, Rehab, AFCO (Martin), Car100 (Video Unit)
  • Special Alarm: RS1
  • Task Force: E12, E26, E09, T15