Firefighters continue to battle DC warehouse fire

- Firefighters are continuing to battle a blaze that broke at a large warehouse in Northwest, D.C. Wednesday afternoon.

The fire was reported around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at a large, two-story structure on the 6500 block of Chillum Place. When firefighters arrived Wednesday heavy smoke and fire had engulfed the District Properties Luxury Home Builders business at the location.

Metro and CSX shut down service at the tracks near the warehouse on Wednesday. Metro also suspended Red Line train service between the Rhode Island Avenue and the Silver Spring stations due to the fire.  On Thursday, transit service started the day under normal operations but began single tracking around 8:30 a.m.

The fire also caused a large portion of the roof to collapse.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. One firefighter was treated for minor injuries.

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