Region: Firefighters battle blaze at 113-year-old DC home

  • Source: WUSA-TV CBS 9 Washington, D.C.
  • Published: 04/23/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: D.C. firefighters are working to learn what caused a home that is more than a century old to go up in flames early Tuesday morning. The two-story home was built in 1911, and when crews arrived at the scene, flames were seen on all floors, and shooting from the roof of the home. Firefighters were first called to the 1100 block of 48th Street Northeast, near IDEA Public Charter School, just after 1:30 a.m. for a report of a working fire. Crews worked quickly and carefully to extinguish the blaze, taking note of the structural issues with the old house and surrounding power lines. Additional engines were requested to help fight the fire. By 2:30 a.m., the crews had most of the fire under control and were extinguishing hot spots in the area. A search of the home found no one inside, and no injuries were reported as a result of the fire.


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