DC store fire displaces at least 2

A morning fire in Northwest D.C. has left at least two people without a place to stay on Tuesday.

The D.C. Fire and EMS Department said the fire happened around 3:15 a.m. on the corner of 14th and Buchanan streets.



Firefighters arrived to find a fire raging inside a corner store, the Gedera Market. Flames damaged a neighboring porch and some of the apartments above the store.

D.C. Fire said about 60 firefighters battled the fire, which took them about 20 minutes to extinguish.

At least two people, who live above the store, weren’t able to return to their apartments. One firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, a D.C. Fire spokesman said.

The D.C. Fire and EMS Department is investigating the cause of the fire.

The location of the fire is below.

WTOP’s Thomas Robertson contributed to this story.

Hugh Garbrick

In 2020, Hugh graduated from the University of Maryland’s journalism college. While studying, Hugh interned at the Queen Anne & Magnolia News, a local paper in Seattle, and reported for the school’s Capital News Service. Hugh has lived in Montgomery County his whole life.

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