DC Fire & EMS battles blaze at District Yacht Club

(PHOTO: DC Fire & EMS / @dcfireems)

(PHOTO: DC Fire & EMS / @dcfireems)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – D.C. Fire and EMS crews battled a fire in the 1400 block of Water Street, Southeast near the District Yacht Club on Monday morning. Officials also report that the fire destroyed a structure on the site.

According to officials, when firefighters arrived on the scene at the District Yacht Club, there was heavy fire in a wooden structure. They were able to knock that fire down. However, fire officials said that there were initial water supply challenges because the structure was in an isolated area. That structure was a total loss.

At this time, fire crews are still on the scene, trying to contain the fire to the original structure, as well as trying hit hot spots in the area. Officials report that they have been able to save numerous boats in the area with the “extraordinary efforts” by crews.

No injuries have been reported. There is no word, yet, on what started the fire. However, officials say that the investigation is ongoing.