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Death/Fire Investigation in the 1600 block of Isherwood Street, NE

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is investigating a death that occurred in the 1600 block of Isherwood Street, NE.

On Wednesday June 4, 2014, at approximately 3:54 pm, personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DCFEMS) received a report of an explosion and fire at an apartment building located in the 1600 block of Isherwood Street, Northeast.  Upon arrival, firefighters found an apartment building ablaze. During firefighting activities, firefighters observed a deceased person in one of the units.

Due to the condition of the building, the decedent remained on the scene. At this time, the identity of the decedent has not been confirmed.

The case is being investigated by members of the Arson and Explosives Task Force, which includes members from MPD, DCFEMS and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.