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Breaking: Fire at Fish in the Hood Today, No Injuries

April 14, 2017

UPDATE: As reported by the Washington Post, the fire was rule accidental with two injuries, one a civilian with minor injuries treated on site and one by a fire fighter.

A short time ago it was reported that there was a fire at Fish in the Hood, aka Bill’s Seafood Kitchen, at Otis and Georgia Avenue. According to DC Fire and EMS there were no injuries.

I don’t know the extent of the fire at this time. I wish Bill all the best and hope that the damage is minor so that this great Park View business can reopen soon!

Rowhouse Fire at 633 Park Road Last Night

May 25, 2013
633 Park Road, NW

633 Park Road, NW

I awoke to learn that there was a rowhouse fire at 633 Park Road, NW, last night (h/t to @benbisbee). According to DC Fire Fighters Local 36 twitter feed, 633 Park Road was one of two house fires last night.  Both were extinguished quickly with no injuries.

633 Park Road is part of the property that, along with the parking lot next to it, belongs to the New Commandment Church, 625 Park Road. The property was recently on the market but is no longer listed. I currently don’t know if the property changed hands or if it was merely taken off the market.

Fire Strikes 600 Irving Street NW Today

August 29, 2012

Photo courtesy of Lisa Markuson

Thanks to readers for sending in the following details. Earlier today, around 9:45 a.m., there was a fairly large fire at 600 Irving Street, NW. This is located on the south side of Irving between Warder and Georgia Avenue. DCFD’s response to the fire was significant and close Irving to traffic well after 11:30 a.m.

DCFD described the fire as being a heavy fire on the on the 2nd floor in a 2 story middle rowhouse. Over 50 firefighters responded to the fire, which was brought under control in under 15 minutes and quickly knocked down. There were no reported injuries.

Readers familiar with this property may recall that in the past they have been among the houses in the neighborhood that has some decent decorations for Halloween.

I’m glad that there were no injuries and hope the damage is not significant enough to prevent a speedy repair.

Photo courtesy of Michael Petrick


Fire Damages Sweet Mango

August 4, 2012

There was a fire at Sweet Mango Cafe sometime between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. this morning (8/4/12). While I don’t have any details about how extensive the fire was or how long it will take to repair it, it appears that it was another kitchen fire. I’ll provide more details as I get them.

Readers may recall that there was also a fire at Sweet Mango on December 4, 2010. That fire was also in the kitchen area and caused  approximately $100,000 in damages.

Below are some photographs from this morning.


Car Fire at Armed Forced Retirement Home

March 19, 2011

Shortly before noon today, one of the AFRH Security cars caught fire. I do not currently know the cause. The fire was located on the far southwest corner of the grounds, near the intersection of Park Place and Kenyon Street.


Fire Damages Sweet Mango

December 5, 2010

According to USA9, Sweet Mango suffered significant damage after a fire broke out last Saturday night, December 4, 2010.

Officials say the blaze started in the kitchen duct of the Sweet Mango Cafe in the 3700 block of New Hampshire Avenue around 8:00 p.m. Firefighters arriving on scene found fire showing from the building. The blaze was quickly brought under control.

Fire officials say the restaurant suffered approximately $100,000 in damages.

No one was injured in the fire.

Damage from Sweet Mango's kitchen fire is estimated at $100,000



Luray Place Fire Sends Resident to Hospital

November 19, 2010

WUSA9 reports that an elderly Park View resident was critically injured this morning (11/19/10) when fire broke out in their home located on the 400 block of Luray Place.

The female victim was taken to the hospital with critical burn injuries. DC Fire and EMS responded to a report of a house fire around 8:50 Friday morning.

A few more details and some footage discussing the fire are available at the WUSA9 Web site.


Petworth Fire Closes Down Quincy, Warder, Forces Residents out of Homes

April 26, 2010

Probably starting sometime before 6 pm this evening, what must have been a large fire occurred on Petworth’s 600 block of Quincy. As I returned to the neighborhood, New Hampshire Avenue northbound from Georgia was clogged with engines from several of the City’s firehouses. A similar scene was along the 600 block of Quincy, which was impassable, and Warder Street was blocked off from at least Princeton Place through Randolph. 612 and 614 Quincy sustained significant fire damage.

Not only was the street closed off, but residents were required to vacate their homes. Though things were under control by 6 pm, it must have been a truly large conflagration to have required such a large response from DCFD.

Some of the many fire engines along New Hampshire

More images after the jump (more…)

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