WASHINGTON, D.C. -- 9NEWS NOW has learned two DC firefighters are on administrative leave as police and internal affairs investigators sort out a fight involving the crew of a Northeast engine company. DC Fire & EMS Department spokesman Alan Etter will only say that an incident occurred where police were called to the firehouse at 50 49th Street, NE.
While Etter would not confirm what the incident was, numerous sources tell 9NEWS NOW the investigators are looking at a physical altercation between the engine company's captain and the driver. It is unclear at this time where the incident occurred.
Engine 30 was dispatched at 12:11 PM to a call for a person with trouble breathing on 56th Place, NE. Sources say the fight occurred on the scene of that emergency. After the call the engine company was kept out of service, unavailable for emergency runs, through early evening while the crew was interviewed by investigators.
An ambulance was called for the injured fire engine driver, but he was not immediately taken to the hospital.
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