“Undetermined Odor” causes evacuation of Healy and Maguire

An “undetermined odor” spurred fears of a gas leak, according to Firefighter A. A. Trapp. At 11:28 a.m. HOYAlert sent out a text that reported a “possible gas leak” in Maguire, and instructed to “avoid library walk.” HOYAlert later texted that Healy Hall was open, and Maguire Hall remains closed. In the staff parking lot […]

Tuesday morning fire burns Washingtonian Auto Shop

A fire at the Washingtonian Auto Shop at Wisconsin and Q St. was likely started by a space heater, according to D.C. Fire and EMS Spokesman Pete Piringer. 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 […]

Pizza baked in its box starts fire in Georgetown’s Harbin Hall

On Wednesday night, a fire broke out in the eighth floor common room of Harbin Hall. According to Lt. Reynolds of the D.C. Fire Department, the fire began in the oven when someone tried to heat up a pizza without taking it out of the box. Around 6:45 p.m., Harbin Hall was immediately evacuated and […]

BREAKING: Fire in New North at Georgetown University

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer Updated at 4:57 a.m. Updated at 11:45 a.m. with information from Deputy Fire Chief Kenneth Crosswhite. Update at 1:52 p.m.: Georgetown Senior Vice President Spiros Dimolitsas wrote in an e-mail to the student body that the two workers who were burned are in stable condition. Two DPS officers also […]

BREAKING: Fire breaks out on the third floor of New South

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer Update 10:37: 12 rooms have standing water in them and 23 rooms are “affected” by the water. President John DeGioia and Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson have joined students in Sellinger Lounge where Student Affairs has provided students with ice cream and pizza. Olson said students would have […]

Lawsuit reveals Fire Department bungled the investigation of the Georgetown Public Library blaze

In 2007, a blaze broke out at the Georgetown Public Library, destroying large portions of the building and leaving the neighborhood without a permanent library for years.  Soon after the fire, the city sued the contractor that had been doing repairs to the library at the time for $13 million, alleging that the heating guns […]

Report by Fire Department and WASA says GU’s fire hydrants need “special attetion”

A recent report lists 34 locations in the District that the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority and the Fire & EMS Department have identified as having fire hydrants that need “special attention”—and Georgetown University is on that list, according to WUSA9. According to the WUSA9 article, there are a variety of potential reasons why the […]