Thursday, August 03, 2017

Firefighters Extinguish Rowhouse Blaze on F St., 1 Injured

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Firefighters managed to put out a fire in a rowhouse in the 800 block of F Street NE. The fire started late last night, and was extinguished this morning. One firefighter was critically injured when he was struck by a ladder truck arriving to fight the fire.

A neighbor tweeted that he heard "a loud boom, then [the] back of the house was engulfed." NBC 4 has more details on exactly what happened.

A tweet from DC Fire Fighters Association, Local 36 IAFF (@IAFF36) identified the injured man as
firefighter as Dane Smothers Jr. Please keep firefighter Smothers in your thoughts.

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