DC loses firefighter Lt. Kevin McRae

1300 block of Seventh Street NW (Courtesy D.C. Fire)

1300 block of Seventh Street NW (Courtesy D.C. Fire)

Very saddened to hear about the DC firefighter who died in the line of duty this morning. DCFD was fighting a fire on 7th St NW in Shaw, and Lt. Kevin McRae collapsed while exiting the building.

DC's bravest.

From the Washington Post article:

"The fire was first reported about 8 a.m. in a building in the 1300 block of Seventh Street NW, two blocks north of Mount Vernon Square and the convention center. Tim Wilson, a fire department spokesman, said it was extinguished in less than one hour.

McRae’s unit was one of the first to arrive on the scene to help put out the fire, according to [Mayor] Bowser. He safely exited the building and then collapsed. Paramedics transported him to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead."

Read the full story on the Washington Post website: D.C. firefighter dies after fighting 2-alarm apartment fire in Shaw

Drew Schneider

Local DC blogger in Petworth, Washington DC.

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