Just got this note and a photo from a local resident -- there was a fire today in the Hubbard Place building at 3500 14th Street NW. Here's more from the tipster:
one of the machines at the shoe repair shop caught fire at around 3:30pm, forcing many residents out of their apts at Hubbard Place...3500 14th st & Otis. Mr. Willie called 911 and used his fire extinguisher. 5 fire trucks and lots of dc's bravest had everything under control quickly. Thankfully, no one was hurt.Glad to hear it, and glad that both the resident, Mr. Willie, and the fire department were able to get to it quickly.