Fire at Postal Museum Put Out Quickly
Posted at 5:45 p.m. on July 16
The District of Columbia Fire Department dispatched two trucks to the National Postal Museum at 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday after smoke was spotted rising from a construction site on the south side of the building, according to an officer at the scene.
First responders extinguished the fire at the museum within minutes. (Hannah Hess/CQ Roll Call)
No one was hurt, and the fire was extinguished within minutes, the officer said. Police and fire officials are still investigating the cause.
Yellow police tape wrapped around streetlights on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Streets, preventing pedestrians from crossing while fire trucks were on the scene.