A fire suddenly broke out at 705 Randolph Street NW shortly after 3pm on Wednesday. DC Fire and EMS arrived very quickly with about nine different trucks and dozens of firefighters. Three adults and three children live in the home, and at least three were in the house when the first started. Everyone escaped without harm.
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help the family.
According to neighbors, one of the homeowners heard a pop from the second floor, and went upstairs to check it out. She saw smoke and evacuated the house. DC Fire responded within minutes, and put out the fire.
The family will need to find other accommodations, as the house, while not destroyed, sustained fire and water damage (along with damage from the firefighters in the course of their work to put out the flames).
The activity closed down New Hampshire Avenue from 8th Street up to Shepherd Street.