Tag: Pete Piringer

Fire breaks out at ZBT townhouse

Updated 4:40 p.m. A fire broke out in the  Zeta Beta Tau townhouse Tuesday afternoon, with firefighters on scene using the roof to gain access to the flames. An officer on scene, who was not authorized to speak on the record, said the fire was extinguished by 3:40 p.m. Pete Piringer, spokesman for the D.C. […]

Potomac river floods Georgetown’s Washington Harbour

Businesses along the Georgetown waterfront were evacuated Monday when high water from the Potomac flooded the popular harbor area. D.C. Fire spokesman Pete Piringer said D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to flooding reports just before 8 a.m., with high tides hitting the area around 8:30 a.m. The flood wall that is normally raised […]

Pedestrian hit by car outside Schenley Hall

Updated 10:54 a.m. A female student was hit by a car outside Schenley Hall at approximately 7:50 a.m. Tuesday morning and transported by ambulance shortly thereafter, according to eyewitness accounts. D.C. Fire spokesman Pete Piringer confirmed the victim was an adult female and was transported by ambulance with “serious but not life-threatening injuries.” University spokeswoman […]

Marvin Center evacuated after report of odor in stairwell

The Marvin Center was evacuated Saturday at about 2:20 p.m. after a student reported an odor in a stairwell, but a D.C. Fire official confirmed there were no signs of fire. Three firetrucks responded to the call, but John Ellis, a D.C. fire responder, said there was no smoke or fire and the scene would […]

Small fire breaks out on Lisner stage

A small fire broke out in Lisner Auditorium Thursday afternoon due to an overheated light fixture, D.C. Fire spokesman Pete Piringer said. “There was no major fire, nothing to be alarmed about,” Piringer said, adding that the auditorium had no damage. A stage technician, who declined to give his name, said he was on the […]