Update on Wednesday, July 27 — The dog burned in yesterday’s fire is “doing well,” D.C. Fire and EMS officials said today. “Lucy, an 11 year old Rat Terrier burned escaping the 12th St fire, is doing well after we had rushed her to a vet,” officials said in a tweet.
Read our original story below:
An apartment building caught fire in Logan Circle this afternoon.
The fire started on the roof an apartment on the 1300 block of 12th St. NW and spread to the third floor just before 4 p.m., according to D.C. Fire Chief Gregory Dean.
A plume of smoke could be seen rising from the apartment building shortly after the blaze began. The smoke could be seen as far away as some parts of Arlington.
Crews could be seen using a tower ladder to douse the flames. The fire was reported knocked down just before 4:40 p.m. today.
No tenants were injured in the two-alarm blaze, according to D.C. Fire and EMS officials, but a dog was “badly burned” and taken to an animal hospital.
We continue to attack the fire and working to prevent spread to adjacent building. No injuries at present pic.twitter.com/wd985UpeCm
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 26, 2016
Several streets across the area were closed to traffic while crews fought the fire:
Apt. Fire: 1300 Blk. of 12th St NW
12th St Btwn O & N St's
13th St at M St
11th St at N St
MPD & FEMS on scene
— DC Police Traffic (@DCPoliceTraffic) July 26, 2016
Photos courtesy of Ben Balter