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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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