Dozens displaced by DC condo roof fire

A sign outside the Avalon Condos building in Adams Morgan reads “Danger By Order of the Fire Chief” and that the building is inhabitable due to “unsafe conditions.” (WTOP/Luke Lukert)
The Avalon Condos at 2627 Adams Mill Road NW the morning after the fire.  (WTOP/Luke Lukert)
The Avalon Condos at 2627 Adams Mill Road NW the morning after the fire.  (WTOP/Luke Lukert)

An apartment roof deck fire in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of D.C. was put out around 10 p.m. on Friday night, according to DC Fire and EMS.

Firefighters arrived at the 2600 block of Adams Mill Road NW around 8:26 p.m. to put out the heavy fire on the roof of the Avalon Condos building.

Officials said the building’s 28 units are “uninhabitable” following the destructive blaze, pushing all occupants out of their homes early into Saturday morning. No preliminary damage estimates were available ahead of publication.

Over two dozen residents have been displaced. In cooperation from the Red Cross of the National Capital and Greater Chesapeake Region, the fire agency plans to assist them.

The fire did not spread to any of the five floors below the roof deck, according to a tweet from DC Fire and EMS.

The fire department says no injuries have been reported so far.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

Emily Venezky

Emily Venezky is a digital writer/editor at WTOP. Emily grew up listening to and reading local news in Los Angeles, and she’s excited to cover stories in her chosen home of the DMV. She recently graduated from The George Washington University, where she studied political science and journalism.

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