Southwest DC

Future Metro HQ Catches Fire in Southwest DC; 2 Firefighters Hurt

Photos and video show flames and heavy smoke on the roof of the building under construction

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DC Fire and EMS

A fire at Metro’s future headquarters in Southwest D.C. sent smoke over the area, and two firefighters were taken to the hospital.

One firefighter received a minor injury on the scene at seventh and D streets SW, DC Fire and EMS said. Another firefighter needed to be treated for a medical condition. 

Photos and video show flames and heavy smoke Thursday morning on the roof of the building under construction.

About 100 firefighters were called to the scene.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze and checked for any possible extension of the fire. 


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At the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station, the Seventh and D streets entrance was closed. Other entrances were open.

The fire was accidental and linked to roofing work, DC Fire and EMS said.

Metro said in a statement, “We do not anticipate any significant impacts to our plan to transition workers into the building next year.” 

Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story. 

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