Fire Breaks Out Overnight on M Street, One Firefighter Evaluated
By August 14, 2023 0 1270•
A frightening night in the heart of Georgetown’s commercial district.
Across from gold-domed PNC Bank and above Todd Snyder men’s wear store at 3211 M Street NW, a fire broke out, sending smoke billowing from the dormer windows aloft the three-story commercial building, and triggering a multi-alarm response from DC Fire & EMS.
Though firefighters were able to suppress the blaze, one was reported to be evaluated for injuries battling the fire.
“This just in from our Alert Desk,” a TV news anchor began 7News at 5:54 a.m. this morning. “There’s a fire in Georgetown that firefighters have been working on overnight – one firefighter being evaluated. And now you’re seeing some photos from DC Fire & EMS…”
According to first responders on the scene, the fire broke out in a utility closet on an upper floor and then “extended into attic space.”
At 11:59 p.m., DC Fire & EMS posted on the social media site “X”: “Working Fire: 3200 Block of M Street NW – Fire in three story mixed use development. Fire in utility closet with extension to attic space. No injuries to report.”
But, the fire department provided an updated and corrected post at 12:32 a.m., announcing: “all visible fire extinguished,” “One firefighter being evaluated,” noting that the building is “entirely a commercial facility,” and reporting “Units beginning to process through firefighter decontamination/rehabilitation.”
A call to Todd Snyder’s yielded a simple message, “We are temporarily closed.” But callers are encouraged to reach out to one of the store’s other locations or visit toddsnyder.com.