More than 50 residents were displaced after a fire at the Capitol Park Towers (301 G St. SW) Monday afternoon. DC Fire personnel rescued one person was by ladder, but no injuries were reported.
The fire began in the East end of the complex. DC Fire Emergency Medical Services (DC FEMS) managed to confine it to the apartment where it started. The fire was upgraded to two alarms to rotate personnel working at the scene.
Update: 300 Block of G Street SW – 2nd Alarm sounded to rotate personnel working the scene. Fire has been knocked down. No inuries to report at this time. pic.twitter.com/PFGUqeGqwi
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) October 21, 2019
However, extensive water damage forced residents from 54 of the 289 units to find somewhere else to stay. District Human Services and the Red Cross helped to coordinate housing, food, and essentials for those who were displaced. It was not clear when those resident would be able to return to their homes
Locals reported that some residents were allowed to re-enter the building at around 11 p.m. to get items from their homes. Unaffected residents returned to their units very late Monday night.