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D.C. mayor supports agency that failed to intervene before a deadly fire

Aug 28, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

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 Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), which was responsible for in...