Fire reported at Leo’s, students deprived of fried things for 15 entire minutes

  A fire was reported at Leo’s at approximately 5:45 p.m. today. It is unclear what caused the fire, but there was a full evacuation while the problem was handled. At 5:59 p.m., DPS Tweeted the all-clear. Photo: Benjamin Jury/Georgetown Voice

Breaking: Fire on third floor of Copley Hall, no injuries reported

Update at 7:13 p.m. According to Stacy Kerr, Director of Communications, some students living in Copley will be relocated and there was water damage to the building. A fire broke out around 6 p.m. on the third floor of Copley Hall today. Jeffrey Herbert, the Battallion Fire Chief of D.C. Fire Department, was on duty to […]

BREAKING: Fire in Harbin Hall

Today, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Harbin Hall was evacuated after a fire broke out. The fire was caused by students cooking (Editor’s note: Cooking food) in the third floor common room. According to Department of Public Safety officers at the scene, the fire did not set off the building’s sprinkler system, but firefighters brought fans […]

Microwave fire on 37th Street, residents escape unscathed

At approximately 10 p.m. this evening, the D.C. Fire Department responded to a 911 call on the 1700 block of 37th Street. According to DCFD Chief Larry Jackson, the source of the fire was likely a faulty microwave. “We experienced light smoke that extended to the area surrounding the microwave,” Jackson said. Four fire engines […]

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 […]

Fatal fire on 3000 block of O Street this afternoon

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 […]

Is Georgetown’s speech and expression policy unconstitutional?

Or better to ask would it (PDF!) be, if the law required private institutions to uphold the expression clause in the First Amendment? FIRE, the Foundational for Individual Rights in Education, says yes. In their whirlwind evaluation of U.S. News & World Report’s top 25 Universities’ free speech policies, FIRE determined that the state of […]