DC Fire And EMS
An abandoned structure was heavily damaged during a pre-dawn fire in the Trinidad neighborhood on Friday morning, September 25th.
Smoke was pouring from the two story, detached frame house at 1048 Bladensburg Road NE when firefighters arrived in response to an Box Alarm sounded at 5:02 AM.
It was immediately determined the house was vacant and posed no threat to any nearby structures. As a result, firefighting operations proceeded with extreme caution until the boarded up dwelling was opened up and structural stability was determined.
Once it was safe to do so, firefighters conducted an attack on fire burning on both the first and second floors. A search of the house found no victims.
The fire was brought under control with no injuries, and investigators are looking into the cause.