Fire damages Ecuadorean Embassy in DC

- A fire at the Ecuadorean Embassy in Northwest, D.C. early Wednesday morning caused damage to the building and closed roads in the area.

The fire happened just after midnight on the roof of the structure on 15th Street and Euclid Street.

Two alarms were called and about 100 firefighters fought the blaze. The fire was contained to the roof and attic areas of the building. Officials say the building’s high ceilings and steep pitched roof made fighting the fire difficult at times.

FOX 5's Melanie Alnwick says only offices are housed in the building and that no one lives inside. No injuries were reported.

All roads have reopened but traffic congestion is likely in the area due to emergency equipment that remains on the scene.

Investigators have no word on the cause of the fire.

 

 

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