1395225215000-howard-fire-kishhh Three people were transported to a hospital after a fire at a Howard University dorm early Wednesday morning.

According to D.C. police officials, the call came in at approximately 12:31 a.m. regarding a fire in a room on the 4th floor of 2601 16th St., which is Meridian Hill Hall.

We’re told two students and a security guard suffered smoke inhalation. Police say they were conscious and transported to a local hospital.

The nine-story building was evacuated until the scene was cleared. Everyone was allowed back inside and road closures were lifted at approximately 3:15 a.m.


  1. On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, reared against the eastern sky, the
    Howard community was put to the test again. A fire in Meridian Hill Hall
    wrecked havoc on the fourth floor of the near-capacity residence hall. An angel
    of protection ensured that no students (potentially 93) or staff was injured.
    However, several have been left displaced and without housing. We are now
    charged to meet the needs of our fellow Bison. WE must protect them, nurture
    them and most importantly love them. Even when the cameras are not rolling it
    is our duty to serve one another even as we seek to serve the global community.

    I ask that you donate as you can. Necessities include but are
    not limited to male and female clothing, toiletries, and residence hall
    necessities such as cooking/cleaning/ school supplies, and non-perishable food
    items. Checks can be sent to Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel CC/Memo: Meridian
    Hill Hall Relief

    Carnegie Hall Office
    of the Dean of the Chapel 2395 6th Street NW Washington, DC 20059

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