Units were dispatched at 8:14 a.m. and the fire was declared “under control” at about 8:40 a.m., according to Piringer.
The fire spread quickly, and severely damaged the auto garage, along with several cars. The damage is now being assessed by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
The kitchen of neighboring restaurant Los Cuates was also damaged by fire and smoke and is closed for the time being. Health inspectors have been called to evaluate the damage to the restaurant.
The foam unit from the Naval District of Washington was called in to the fire as well, due to concerns about potential explosions, but it was not used.
Wisconsin Avenue and side streets were closed while units were fighting and the fire, and re-opened at 10:20 a.m.
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