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.
F St NE update: heavy fire 1st flr & rear porch of 2 story row. Fire knocked down. Minimal extension to adjacent homes. 1 injured FF tx. pic.twitter.com/y5VCmJqULx— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) August 3, 2017
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.