On Monday, four fires were under investigation by authorities in Northwest D.C. One of them began as a fire in a receptacle but quickly spread to a neighboring structure.
The fire consumed a receptacle in the 4400 block of Wisconsin Avenue.The dumpster fire initially ignited in the rear of a commercial structure and subsequently spread to the first and second floors.
DC Fire and EMS posted shortly after 7:20 p.m. that the fire had been extinguished. According to officials, crews had extinguished three additional outdoor flames in the vicinity.
Investigators are “examining the circumstances” surrounding each of these incidents, according to officials.DC Fire and EMS stated in a post that the burning structure was the earliest in the Grant Road Historic District, having been constructed in 1887. On the building’s exterior was painted a mural depicting the Tenleytown firehouse “during the horse-drawn era.”
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