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D.C. mayor stands by city agency after blaze

Aug 29, 2019 - The Washington Post

Workers stopped trying to inspect house where deadly fire later occurred

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) on Wednesday expressed confidence in the city agency that failed to act on reports of "life safety violations" at a rowhouse months before a fire tore through the building on Aug. 18 and killed two tenants, including a 9-year-old boy.

Asked whether she was satisfied with her government's handling of the matter, she replied "no" but showed support for the official who runs the Depa...