Above and below is a series of early videos from André Jessee from a two-alarm fire just before 4:00 this afternoon (Wednesday) at 16th and Isherwood in Northeast Washington, DC. The bottom two videos are from from mattashburn and DCFD.com’s John Mullen.
Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a deadly row house explosion and fire Wednesday afternoon.
The explosion caused the second floor of a home in the 1600 block of Isherwood Street, N.E to collapse onto the first floor. One person died inside the house when it exploded.
Wednesday, officials said the house was too unstable and they would not be able to recover the body until Thursday morning.
The 1600 block of Isherwood Street is densely packed with row houses. There were four apartment units withing the one row house that exploded. At least three row houses and 12 units were damaged in the explosion.
Officials say the “rear of the building has collapsed” and the conditions are “extremely dangerous.”