District of Columbia Firefighters responded to four multiple alarm fires in Washington D.C. in less than 48 hours. The fourth fire gutted three row houses in the Northeast quadrant of the city.
The December 21, 2004 blaze erupted in a two story, vacant, attached row dwelling in the 2400 block of Third Street N.E. around 8:30 p.m.
Units arrived to find fire engulfing the rear on all floors of the fire building with heavy extension into both exposures.
Despite the very heavy fire conditions, an interior attack was mounted, moving in to knock down the flames and preventing further extension to other homes.
It took a second alarm assignment to bring this fire under control. There were no reported injuries.