WASHINGTON - The home of D.C. activist Dorothy Brizill and her husband burned down Friday afternoon.
The Columbia Heights home was destroyed around 4:30 p.m. in a fire in the 1300 block of Girard Street. Nobody was home at the time.
Firefighters are still dealing with a gas leak.
One firefighter received minor burns to his legs, and was transported to an area hospital.
Brizill and her husband, Gary Imhoff, founded D.C. Watch, a D.C. government watchdog group.
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