A member of the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was injured and three residents were displaced after a fire broke out in a massive Northwest DC mansion early Wednesday.
The two-alarm fire was the third fire and the second multiple alarm fire of the night, DC Fire and EMS Chief John Donnelly said in a tweet.
The fire took place at a historic three-story house with five bedrooms on 31st Street Northwest, which is under renovation. The five-bedroom building’s estimated value is around $8 million.
The blaze was visible from across the city in Dupont, and destroyed one home and damaged two others, according to Donnelly.
This is the view from across the city as #DCsBravest battled 3rd fire of the evening and 2nd multiple alarm fire of the night. 1 FF taken to hospital NLT injury and 3 residents displaced. 1 home destroyed and 2 damaged. Very proud of #DCsBravest hard work today. https://t.co/j7W6OjOPNt
— DC Fire & EMS Chief (@FD_Observer) February 24, 2021
More than 70 responded to the scene and one firefighter was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported.
“Very proud of #DCsBravest hard work today,” the DC Fire Chief wrote.
Update 2 Alarm Fire 2600 block 31st St NW. Very large 3 story house under renovation fully involved. Fire has extended to homes on both sides. Attacking fire inside adjacent homes and and using master streams on original building. pic.twitter.com/QsAfz62EKQ
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) February 24, 2021