On July 1, 2011, District of Columbia Fire Fighters responded to the 900 block of Decatur Street, NW for a report of a fire at 919 Decatur Street, NW.
Upon arriving, fire fighters encountered heavy fire conditions in the rear, extending to 997, 921, and 923 as the fire jumped from porch to porch. A second alarm was requested, bringing additional fire fighters to the scene.
Despite the efforts by District Fire Fighters to contain the fire, a total of four homes were destroyed……along with the contents.
Ward 4 community activist Keith Jarrell is organizing “The Decatur Street Project” ……soliciting donations of articles of clothing and furniture to be distributed to the victims of this tragic event.
The Community Room at Engine Company 24, located at 5151 Georgia Avenue, NW, has been designated as a dropping off point to accept donations.
The Decatur Street Project will run from Friday, July 8 thru Wednesday, July, 13, 2011. 3-7 PM. Supported by members of Washington DC Fire Fighters Association Local 36. http://iaff36.org/
For additional information on specific needs of the victims or to volunteer your help please contact: