A total of 13 people were displaced from their homes after a fire broke out in a house in the Petworth neighborhood, Northwest DC, on Wednesday.
The fire started on the second floor and attic of a two-story row house in the 500 block, Shepard Street, Northwest, at around 5 am.
Working Fire 500 block Shepard St NW. Heavy fire 2nd floor and attic 2 story row house. Significant clutter conditions hindering fire attack. No injuries reported. pic.twitter.com/60ERDQjJ9F
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) March 3, 2021
DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) managed to extinguish the fire “despite heavy fire conditions and significant clutter” and stopped it from spreading to adjacent buildings, according to a statement from the agency.
No injuries were reported, while several roads were temporarily closed.
The house was reportedly the scene of another fire and DC Fire is investigating the incident.
Last week, a firefighter was hospitalized after he responded to a fire in a massive Northwest DC mansion.