Fires Strike Georgetown Business, Residence

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N Street NW early Sunday morning, Dec. 17, as seen from 33rd and N. Photo by Greg Shipley.

A fire on Friday, Dec. 15, began on the second floor of 1216 Wisconsin Ave. NW at Canvas Hair and Nails, with D.C. Fire and EMS responding about 6:30 a.m. The fire also involved the third floor. The Goorin Bros. Hat Shop is on the ground floor; next store is El Centro D.F. restaurant, slightly affected by the smoke of the fire.

According to D.C. Fire & EMS, one firefighter sustained minor injuries in the fire, which was labeled accidental. Damages were estimated to be more than $100,000.

On Sunday, Dec. 17, around 1 a.m., a fire started on the second floor of a multi-family apartment building at 3252 N St. NW, affecting 3250 N St. NW. The building is behind the homes on N Street towards the center of the block.

“The fire was contained to second floor,” D.C. Fire & EMS tweeted. “Searches of property were negative. Transported one patient from scene with non-life threatening injuries.”

Real estate agent Margaret Heimbold, who lives in an N Street house adjacent to the fire, told The Georgetowner: “The firefighters and police officers did excellent work by ensuring all affected residents were out of their houses. We thank them for their professional handling of an extremely traumatic and scary situation. The neighbors were very supportive and kind to each other.”

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