Thursday, December 06, 2012

fire victim at 1810 1st St NW identified as Jeffrey Nedoroscik



See these media reports:

                
By Associated Press, Published: December 5
  
WASHINGTON — A rowhouse fire in northwest Washington has claimed the life of an employee of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
  
D.C. police officials identified the victim of Monday`s fire as 42-year-old Jeffrey Nedoroscik. USAID said in a statement that Nedoroscik worked for the bureau in Cairo and Africa before serving as an executive officer in Croatia. He was most recently head of the compliance division in Washington.
   
The agency also said he had published at least two books as well as articles for Foreign Service magazine.
  
Nedoroscik`s body was found after 7 p.m. Monday on the first floor of a building in the 1800 block of First Street NW, in the city`s Bloomingdale neighborhood.
  
Police and fire officials say the cause of the fire is under investigation.
                                             
By Shivan Sarna-The Washington Times
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  
Firefighters are investigating a house fire in the Bloomingdale neighborhood that killed a man Tuesday night.
Firefighters arrived at the two-story house at 1810 1st St. NW at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday for reports of a heavy fire.
Firefighters found Jeffrey Nedoroscik, 42, unconscious on the first floor, D.C. police said. Police could not say whether Mr. Nedoroscik lived in the house.
Battalion Chief Brian K. Lee said the fire was under control within 20 minutes, but firefighters remained on the scene for more than two hours after the fire started.
Chief Lee said the cause of the fire is under investigation and will not be released for at least another week. He could not say how many people live in the house.
                     
December 4, 2012 - 08:17 pm
Updated: December 5, 2012 - 05:39 pm
  
The man who died this week in a Northwest rowhouse fire was an employee who worked for USAID and had done extensive work in Egypt.
  
Police say 42-year-old Jeffrey Nedoroscik was found unconscious Monday evening on the first floor of a building in the 1800 block of First Street NW, in the city`s Bloomingdale area.
Nedoroscik was an employee of the U.S. Agency for International Development. His LinkedIn page listed him as a chief of compliance and oversight at USAID, and the agency confirmed Tuesday that it had lost ``our friend and colleague.``
   
Nedoroscik also published two books.
``Jeffrey was a kind man,`` says former roommate Henian Boone. ``He was always giving. He shared his home. He opened his home to me.``
Neighbor Darrick Tucker snapped a picture of flames streaming out of the home after he tried to save the victim.
``So as I parked my car, I could hear people say that he came out and that he ran back in,`` Tucker said.
Tucker tried to go in after Nedoroscik, but the heat from the fire stopped him.
Tucker added, ``...as I got up on the steps, there was too much heat, too much smoke.``
Onlookers called for Nedoroscik, but they heard no response. Fire officials were not able to confirm the account of the neighbors, who say they saw him outside the home and then run back inside.
                
Police and fire officials say the cause of the fire is under investigation, but the building`s first floor was heavily engulfed. Homicide detectives are also involved in the investigation, which is routine in cases of unexpected deaths.
        
``He`s traveled the world, he`s done a lot of great things and he will be truly be missed,`` Boone says.
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There are also photos of the blaze the DC Fire Department website, www.dcfd.com

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