A pair of partial building
collapses in D.C.'s Northwest quadrant keep the Cave-in Task
Force on the run Monday, April 20th.
The first incident began
when a citizen called the quarters of Engine and Truck 9 to
report that an adjacent home at 2032 17th Street, just around
the corner from the firehouse, had collapsed. Both units
proceeded to investigate, and discovered that two floors of the
exterior wall on a three story unoccupied row house had indeed
collapsed into an adjacent alley.
Subsequent calls for
assistance brought the Fifth Battalion Chief, Rescue Squad 1,
the Cave-in Task Force, and the Firefighting Deputy.
The precarious condition
of the building posed a threat to the adjacent attached,
occupied home, as well as the rear of other homes on Seaton
Street N.W. Residents