Smoke and water damage at Adventure Theatre added up to an estimated $500,000, with repairs paid for mostly by the theater’s corporate and private donors.
Students have no wifi, limited electricity and are being advised to not use dormitory bathrooms after an underground fire at American University led to a campuswide evacuation for hours on Saturday morning. See video from D.C. Fire as they battled the blaze.
The man is now in the hospital and expected to survive. Fire crews are also going back to re-search the building at 900 Fifth St. SE. Mayor Muriel Bowser told reporters that D.C. officials “looked at the building management to tell us who lived in the building, and if those people were accounted for.”
Damage to the 4-story building at 900 5th Street Southeast is so extensive, fire investigators have been unable to enter the building until it’s made safe to do so.
Investigators will examine why the main alarm system did not sound throughout the four-story apartment complex for senior citizens, as a huge fire broke out Wednesday afternoon near the Washington Navy Yard.
Officials said every resident of the senior home is accounted for and that residents have been sent to nearby shelters set up to house them in the interim.
The two-wheeled, self-balancing toy was left charging at the Metropolitan Apartments on Old Georgetown Road when it suddenly went up in flames, fire officials say.
A year ago, a deadly fire exposed Daniel Beckwitt’s curious campaign to build an underground bunker for protection from a nuclear attack. Neighbors knew nothing about the tunnels before they heard Beckwitt’s screams and saw smoke pouring from the house where 21-year-old Askia Khafra died that afternoon. Beckwitt is facing second-degree murder charges.
Fire crews in Baltimore battled a four-alarm fire at a 150-year-old Fells Point paint shop Friday morning. The main Budeke’s Paints location has been on South Broadway since 1868.
An early morning fire at a home undergoing renovations in Bethesda, Maryland, resulted in more than $1 million in damages, local fire officials said. See photos.
Chief John Butler was formally sworn in as chief of the county’s Fire and Rescue Department on Tuesday. He replaces Richard Bowers, who retired in the wake of complaints about sexual harassment in the department.
Rio’s Museu Nacional housed millions of artifacts and archaeological marvels, from dinosaur bones to ancient Egyptian relics. On Sunday night, millennia of world history may have been lost to fire.
A 15-year-old and 16-year-old in Ridgely, Maryland are charged with arson in connection with the destruction of the portable, plastic commode.
Fire Commission Jose Santiago told reporters that one of the children who was killed in the fire early Sunday was an infant.
There were no injuries in the fire that broke out on North Capitol Street Northwest around 12 a.m. Monday, but D.C. Fire and EMS said six adults and five children were left without a home.