4 ENGINE, FIFTH DUE ON THE BASEMENT FIRE: 56 LONGFELLOW STREET, N.W.
   
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 
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Just before lunch time at "The Hornets Nest", a box alarm was transmitted across the vocal alarm, reporting a house on fire at #56 Longfellow Street, N.W. This alarm brought Engine Company No. 4 as the fifth due Engine Company. Engine Company 22 arrived in the front to find smoke showing as Engine Company 24 reported fire showing from the basement in the rear. Engine Company No. 4 laid a supply line in from North Capitol and Kennedy Streets and assumed the rapid intervention duties on side "A". The crew performed misc. tasks. Engine 4 was returned within an hour. Photo courtesy www.dcfd.com.