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Re: [MPD-5D] Car Fire on 31st PL NE Last Night

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  • Yolanda McMillian
    Thank you. ... -- -Yolanda [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 21, 2007
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      Thank you.

      On 7/20/07, Vaughn-Lee, Fayette (MPD) <Fayette.Vaughn-Lee@...> wrote:
      >
      > Good Morning Ms. McMillan,
      >
      > I spoke with the responding unit at the DC Fire Department, Engine
      > Company 26 to explain the explosions felt by you and your neighbors. As
      > I understand it the tires on the car popped, which can cause a loud
      > noise and the car's windows blew out (another loud noise). The Fire
      > Department reports no injuries/human fatalities - but said the fire did
      > burn the grassy area closet to where the car sits. No other information
      > is available from them at this time.
      >
      > The Fire Department had no information about what appeared to a fire on
      > the abandoned boat on Ft. Lincoln Drive.
      >
      > Abandon vehicles (and boats) can be reported to the Mayors call center
      > on 202 727-1000, I have included below information on how DPW classifies
      > "abandoned vehicles". We can help them know where these vehicles are by
      > calling in their location as soon as possible/as we see them.
      >
      > As always, Thank You and I look forward to hearing from you soon
      >
      > Fayette Vaughn-Lee
      >
      > 5D Community Outreach Coordinator
      >
      > 202 698-0188
      >
      > Abandoned Vehicles
      >
      > DPW's Abandoned Vehicle Operation is charged with removing abandoned and
      > dangerous vehicles from public and private properties within the
      > District of Columbia. A vehicle of any kind is considered abandoned when
      > it exhibits at least two of the following characteristics, in any
      > combination:
      >
      > 1. The vehicle is extensively damaged (wrecked, burned out,
      > etc.)
      >
      > 2. The vehicle is apparently inoperable (no engine, missing
      > tires, etc.)
      >
      > 3. The vehicle serves as harborage for rats, vermin and other
      > pests
      >
      > 4. The vehicle does not display valid tags or a valid
      > registration sticker
      >
      > A dangerous vehicle is any vehicle that poses an imminent hazard to the
      > public health, safety or welfare.
      >
      > DPW tows abandoned cars, large SUVs, boats, trailers, motorcycles,
      > burned-out hulks, and even full-sized mobile homes daily. These vehicles
      > may be located on a District street, in a parking garage, in the front
      > yard of a boarded-up house, upside down in a ditch, or wedged in an
      > alley. Many of these vehicles require special equipment to pull them out
      > of these areas and tow them to the city's Blue Plains Storage and
      > Auction Facility on 5001 Shepherd Parkway, SW.
      >
      > Some circumstances, such as the discovery that the vehicle has been
      > reported stolen, or that the abandoned vehicle is on private property,
      > require specific legal processing before actual removal is possible.
      >
      > After receiving a service request from the Citywide Call Center
      > regarding a suspect vehicle, a DPW investigator may post a warning
      > notice on the vehicle, if it is abandoned, stating that the owner must
      > remove it within the next 24 hours. Should the vehicle remain after 24
      > hours, DPW will dispatch a contract towing company to remove and tow it
      > to the storage and auction facility. If the vehicle is determined to be
      > dangerous by DPW staff, the investigator will have the vehicle towed
      > immediately.
      >
      > Any vehicle parked on public space without valid license plates, or
      > registration and inspection stickers, can be ticketed and towed from the
      > street immediately.
      >
      > Note that a vehicle on private property cannot be legally removed before
      > 45 days without the property owner's permission, although, when the
      > owner is located, removal of the vehicle can generally be expedited. A
      > dangerous vehicle may be removed immediately with ticketing.
      >
      > Once a vehicle has been impounded at the Blue Plains facility, DPW makes
      > a final attempt to contact the last registered owner by mail. The
      > District may dispose of unclaimed vehicles after 28 days.
      >
      > Information We Need from You
      >
      > 1. Does the vehicle have license plates? If so, what is the
      > state name and plate number?
      >
      > 2. Location of the vehicle
      >
      > 3. Length of time observed at same location
      >
      > 4. Vehicle color
      >
      > 5. Vehicle make
      >
      > 6. Vehicle model
      >
      > Hours of Operation
      >
      > 8 am-6 pm, Monday through Friday
      >
      > We will investigate within 3days on public or private property
      >
      > We will resolve within 5days in public space, 45 days on private
      > property
      >
      > Holiday Schedule
      >
      > DPW is closed on all government holidays.
      >
      > To Request Services
      >
      > Call the Mayor's Citywide Call Center at (202) 727-1000.
      >
      > ________________________________
      >
      > From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com <MPD-5D%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
      > MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com <MPD-5D%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf
      > Of Yolanda McMillian
      > Sent: Friday, July 20, 2007 9:28 AM
      > To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com <MPD-5D%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: [MPD-5D] Car Fire on 31st PL NE Last Night
      >
      > Last night, a car exploded (it could be felt in several homes) and then
      > erupted into flames on 31st PL NE. Several smaller eruptions were felt
      > until the fire department arrived and extinguished the fire. What
      > happened?
      >
      > Also, there is an abandoned boat on Ft. Lincoln drive, near the
      > Budweiser
      > plant. It appears as though it was also set afire. What is the process
      > for
      > having this boat removed and what is being done to prevent this sort of
      > occurrence in the future?
      >
      > Thanks
      >
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      >
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      >
      >
      >



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      -Yolanda


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