UPDATE: House fire on 55th SW

7:39 AM: Firefighters are at a house fire in the 3800 block of 55th SW [vicinity map]. Avoid the area. Updates to come.

7:44 AM: SFD says no injuries are reported so far.

7:48 AM: The fire is under control, firefighters report.

7:59 AM: We’ve just arrived in the area. SFD is starting to dismiss some of the units now that the situation is winding down. 55th SW remains blocked.

8:05 AM: We’ve just talked to incident command at the scene. They describe the fire as relatively small, but it did spread to the attic so that took a while to subdue. Their investigator has just arrived to start looking into how this started.

5:34 PM: SFD tells us the cause is still under investigation.

3 Replies to "UPDATE: House fire on 55th SW"

  • Julian December 1, 2023 (7:47 am)

    Wow you are fast. I was running home from the gym and had three firetrucks pass me with what sounded like a fourth on the way and was wondering what was going on. Glad to read there are no injuries reported yet.

  • just wondering December 1, 2023 (7:53 am)

    Thanks WSB.  Been hearing fire equipment going by on Charlestown!  Glad no one is hurt

  • wsgal December 1, 2023 (8:28 am)

    Wondered what all the sirens were about this morning, thanks wsblog for the news! So glad to hear no one was hurt, I hope the homeowners are able to quickly recover. 

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