WAMU 88.5 : News

Fire Breaks Out In Franklin Towers In D.C.

Play associated audio
Smoke from the fire Monday morning could be seen from miles away. There were no injuries.
Sabri Ben-Achour
Smoke from the fire Monday morning could be seen from miles away. There were no injuries.

The fire broke out in a cooling tower on the roof. Heavy smoke from the fire filled the sky around the 12-story structure and could be seen miles away.

D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Pete Piringer says the two-alarm fire was brought under control quickly and there were no injuries.

"Fire investigators are still conducting in to exaclty what may have happened. But, they believe the fire was accidential. Damage is estimated to be about $100,000, but again the good thing is the evacuation went smoothly and there were no injuries," he says.

It's not clear when workers will be able to return to the building.

NPR

HBO's '70s Rock Series 'Vinyl' Sings A Familiar Tune

The new series from Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger expertly re-creates the music industry of decades ago, but the story plays like a well-worn record.
NPR

Dinner With A Side Of I Do's: For Restaurants, Proposals Are Good Business

Marriage proposals are pretty routine at America's high-end restaurants. They can lift the mood in the entire dining room, boost tips and create lifelong customers. Unless the answer is "no," that is.
NPR

For Nevada Democrats, A Lot Will Depend On Latino Voters

How instrumental is Nevada's Latino community in next week's race there between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders? NPR's Linda Wertheimer asks Nevada state senator Ruben Kihuen.
NPR

Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.