Two-Alarm Fire at D.C. Community Activist's Home

Part of building collapses

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    A well-known D.C. activist was rushed to the hospital Friday evening after coming home to see her house burned to the ground. The 19th century brick building was also a significant part of the city's architecture. News4's Jackie Bensen has the report. (Published Friday, May 4, 2012)

    Part of a building on fire in northwest D.C. has collapsed.

    Firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire in the 1300 block of Girard Street NW.

    One firefighter suffered a non-life-threatening injury and was taken to a local hospital. No other injuries have been reported.

    Mayor Vincent Gray's office confirmed that the fire is at the home of community activist Dorothy Brizill.

    Brizill was not at the home when it caught fire.

    Harvard, Girard and 14th streets are closed in the area.

    (Pictures courtesy Vito Maggiolo, D.C. Fire and EMS.)

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