DCFD units were called to the Pepco substation in the 1900 block of First Street SW (11/13/15). The response for the reported fire included a first-alarm assignment plus a foam task force, the haz mat unit, and the fireboats.
Companies stood-by at the gate until the Pepco personnel with PPE were in place at the facility to escort DC firefighters into the building. Light smoke was visible from the exterior. Upon entry, they located a storage room fire that did not involve the electric equipment and subsequently had no effect on service to customers. Several dry chemical extinguishers were discharged to extinguish the fire. Firefighters then performed overhaul and ventilation.
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