Fire chars Georgetown building

D.C. firefighters battle a blaze in the 1200 block of Wisconsin Avenue on Dec. 15, 2017. (Courtesy D.C. Fire & EMS)
The fire charred a building in the 1200 block of Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
The fire comes as businesses along Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown hope to draw in Christmas shoppers. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Wisconsin Avenue is shut down in both directions near M Street. Firefighters got on the scene around 6:30 a.m. Dec. 15, 2017. (Courtesy D.C. Fire & EMS)
The Georgetown fire started on the second floor of a commercial building in the 1200 block of Wisconsin Avenue on Dec. 15, 2017. (Courtesy D.C. Fire & EMS)
fireGeorgetown A fire occurred in the 1200 block of Wisconsin Avenue Northwest. The commercial building is in the heart of Georgetown. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
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WASHINGTON — A fire in a commercial building in the heart of Georgetown remains under investigation.

D.C. firefighters were on the scene at 1216 Wisconsin Ave. Northwest, just north of M Street, closing the busy street in Georgetown for three hours

When firefighters got on the scene around 6:30 a.m. Friday, they found the second- and third floors on fire.

Canvas Hair and Nails is located on the second floor. Goorin Bros. Hat Shop is on the first floor. The restaurant next door is El Centro restaurant.

“The fire was quickly contained with some minor extension into the restaurant at 1218 Wisconsin,” Deputy Fire Chief Robert Callahan tells WTOP.

One firefighter sustained minor injuries, D.C. Fire & EMS tweeted.

 

 

 

 

 

WTOP has a reporter headed to the scene. This story will be updated as new information comes in.


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