On The Look Out

Thanksgiving Day explosion on Wisconsin Avenue

November 24, 2011

A building collapsed in the 1400 block of Wisconsin Avenue. This, according to NBCWashington.com, "An apparent explosion in Georgetown destroyed two businesses on Wisconsin Avenue Thursday afternoon. First-responders found the windows blown out at 1422 and 1424 Wisconsin Ave. NW, D.C. Fire and EMS reported."

Streets were closed in the area of Wisconsin Avenue and O Street. Businesses in the area were evacuated Thursday.

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

1422 Wisconsin Avenue (Photo by: Judith Beermann) 1422 Wisconsin Avenue


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HazMat team responds to reports of gas leak at Cosmos Club

November 7, 2011

By 11:00 am all streets were reopened, but earlier this morning, D.C. emergency personnel including a HazMat team responded to what witnesses described as a "big gas leak" near the Cosmos Club at 2121 Massachusetts Avenue. 

HazMat at corner of 21st and Massachusetts Avenue (Photo by: Judith Beermann) HazMat at corner of 21st and Massachusetts Avenue

According to dcist.com, "The gas line to the club and the surrounding buildings along Massachusetts Avenue, Florida Avenue and 21st Street was turned shut off, and authorities were conducting air monitoring in various locations around the scene, including several evacuated buildings."

Portions of Massachusetts Avenue, Florida Avenue, 21st, Q, and R streets were all closed for the response.  Air monitoring systems were deployed, and elevated readings were detected, according to the Firefighter's Association.

The investigation continues.

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

 


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Halloween shooting in Georgetown

November 1, 2011

A 17- year old boy was shot in the head Monday night around 11:00 pm on M Street between 28th and 29th Streets. The Georgetown shooting was one of several in a violent night in the nation's capital.

The youth is in extremely grave condition according to myfoxdc.com.

(Photo by: Page Evans)


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