D.C. Firefighters Battle Blaze

At 1705hrs, Engine 30, Truck 17, Ambulance 30, and additional units from the 2nd and 1st Battalions were sent to 5200 Drake Place S.E. for the report of a house on fire.

While enroute, Ambulance 30 advised of smoke conditions in the area as they approached the scene.

Units from the Heights arrived on the scene with a one story, single-family house with smoke showing from all sides and heavy fire showing from sides A and D.

Engine 30's crew advanced a 200-foot line to put a knock on the fire while Truck 17 handled ventilation, ladders and initial seraches.

Command 2 held E30 and Truck 17 for overhaul and released the remainder of the companies. Fire investigators were called in to determine the cause of the fire.