WP: Fire Hits Florida Market
Down the street from where the fire occurred
The Washington Post has details on the Florida Avenue Market fire that we discussed last night. The fire appears to have originated in W & W Wholesale, and spread to neighboring vendors El Dorado (seafood), and Mexican Fruit. According to the Washington Post, the fire burned for more than two hours, and caused some pretty serious damage. There were no injuries reported (the fire occurred after business hours). Let's hope for the best for all the vendors and their employees.
I stopped by the location earlier this morning and things look pretty bad. You can smell the smoke for blocks. They had an entire portion of the Market taped off while they investigate. I'm also told that they shut down electricity to that block. It makes today an especially rough day not only for the vendors and property owners that suffered damage in this fire, but also for other vendors who lose one more day of sales in an already shortened week.
The fire occurred at 4th and Morse