At around 4 p.m. this afternoon a fire started in a rowhouse on the 3000 block of O Street, according Fox D.C. Firefighters were able to put out the blaze, but found a woman dead on the first floor of the house.
According to Fox D.C., the cause of the fire and the identity of the woman are not yet known.
Georgetown resident and blogger Carol Joynt, the former owner of Nathans, was able to get pictures of the blaze, and believes the victim is a “neighborhood eccentric” named Nadia.
According to Joynt:
Her next door neighbor, Barry Freundel, the rabbi of Kesher Israel, discovered the fire and was out in the street with his family yelling “fire.” Someone kicked in the front door, but there was too much smoke to go in and they shouted up at the house, hoping she would emerge. But there was nothing. Just more smoke and flames shooting out of the roof.
Photo from Carol Joynt’s blog.