A fire broke out in a house Friday night in the Kalorama Triangle area of Northwest Washington.
No injuries were reported in the fire in a basement apartment in the two-and-one-half story building in the 2300 block of Ashmead Place NW, said Vito Maggiolo, a fire deparment spokesman.
The fire was reported about 10 p.m. and was quickly brought under control.
The cause under investigation late Friday.
In reference works, the neighborhoods on both sides of Connecticut Avenue, just below the Taft Bridge are jointly described as “Kalorama.”
However, in popular usage, Kalorama is often understood to be only the neighborhood on the west side of Connecticut. The neighborhood where the fire broke out is known both popularly and in reference works as Kalorama Triangle.
The neighborhood on the west side of Connecticut houses many embassies and has recently gained attention for becoming the home of several well-known figures, including former president Barack Obama.