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  • A photo posted on the Twitter page of the D.C. Firefighters Association shows a Northeast blaze that injured two people Sunday.

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    Two people were hospitalized Sunday afternoon with life-threatening injuries after firefighters rescued them from a Northeast D.C. house fire.

  • An aboveground pool sits full in a backyard Monday in the 300 block of 55th Street Northeast. A D.C. firefighting crew went out of service Saturday for about a hour to fill the pool at a private residence during a day of post-storm emergency calls. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

    Mayor wants details about firefighters' pool filling

    D.C. fire officials are investigating an order that directed firefighters to fill a private swimming pool over the weekend in the midst of an onslaught of emergency calls related to Friday's storm.

  • 3 stabbed in 2 D.C. attacks

    Three people were stabbed Monday afternoon in two attacks reported within minutes of one another in a Northeast neighborhood, a D.C. fire official said.

  • D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    D.C. fire department staffer suspended over online posts

    A D.C. fire department spokesman has been placed on administrative leave for comments he made online characterizing a protest by firefighters against fire department leadership as "racist."

  • Lt. Robert Alvarado (right) of the D.C. Fire Department speaks to fellow firefighters before entering Mayor Vincent C. Gray's State of the District address Tuesday at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Fire official's online racism claims removed

    Comments made by a senior fire department spokesman on his personal social media accounts that characterized protests against the D.C. fire chief as racist disappeared shortly after the spokesman confirmed he was the author.

  • D.C Fire Department spokesman Lon Walls has said on his personal Facebook and Twitter accounts that a firefighters' walkout from Chief Kenneth Ellerbe's Jan. 24 State of the Department speech was racist. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Conflicting claims, racism charge roil D.C. fire department

    D.C. firefighters and department officials are disputing whether orders were issued to rein in the possibility of protests at Mayor Vincent C. Gray's State of the District address, scheduled for Tuesday.

  • Kenneth Ellerbe

    D.C. freezes fire, EMS Twitter account

    The D.C. government has temporarily halted use of one of its most popular Twitter accounts in order to get a tighter handle on information disseminated about emergency operations.

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