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LeDroit Park Home Catches Fire After Workers Hit Power Line

by Tim Regan September 8, 2016 at 12:25 pm 0

(Updated at 12:36 p.m.) A two-story building in LeDroit Park caught fire after someone driving a construction vehicle made contact with a power line earlier today.

The fire started inside the walls of a home on the 200 block of Elm St. NW after someone driving an excavator struck an underground power line just before noon today, according to D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Doug Buchanan. Nobody was injured during the incident, Buchanan said.

Pepco workers shut down power to the lines around the home around 12:30 p.m.

Photos and video courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS

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