NEWS: Tragic Fire Leaves Two Dead, Several Injured on Riggs Place

*Cross Posted on Noah Smith’s Blog (anc2b09.weebly.com)*

Several news agencies have reported an overnight fire at 1610 Riggs Pl NW in our neighborhood. Tragically, two residents are confirmed to have died in the fire and more were injured, including up to three fire fighters. The Dupont ANC has been in touch with fire officials and a resident of the address who was out of town at the time. We’ve offered our assistance and condolences.

Our neighborhood is beautiful, historic, diverse and vibrant; what completes that mix are the fantastic people who live here. Today we must come together to support our neighbors in any way we can.

While the cause of the fire remains under investigation, this is a great opportunity to confirm that your smoke detectors are working properly. The DC Fire and EMS Department installs smoke detectors free of charge to residents, simply call 311 or request one online by clicking HERE and selecting “FEMS – Smoke Alarm Application” from the drop down menu.

 

NEWS: Tragic Fire Leaves Two Dead, Several Injured on Riggs Place