5 things you need to know Thursday

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Here are five things you need to know on Thursday, June 5:

DC Fire Chief Ellerbe announces retirement

After more than 30 years of service and three years as chief, D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe will retire in July, Mayor Gray announced Thursday morning. Assistant Chief Eugene Jones will be promoted to Interim Fire Chief. MORE(http://on.wusa9.com/UefUZj)

Early Showers/T-Storm, Sunny & Drier PM

We could still see a shower or isolated thunderstorm through 8 A.M., but drier air will move in and it will turn out to be a nice day. Expect sunny and breezy conditions for the afternoon with highs in the low 80s. FORECAST(http://www.wusa9.com/weather/)

Missing swimmer search in Md. lake continues

Officials say they will continue the search for a missing swimmer in the Triadelphia Lake at 8 a.m. Thursday. The search will begin in the area of Greenbridge Recreation. The swimmer went missing Wednesday evening. MORE(http://on.wusa9.com/Uegq9O)

Deadly DC row house explosion under investigation

Investigators will return to Northeast D.C. to try to determine the cause of a deadly row house explosion and fire. The explosion caused the second floor of the home to collapse onto the first floor. One person died inside the house when it exploded. MORE(http://on.wusa9.com/1heo11Z)

Heat vs. Spurs in the NBA Finals

The Miami Heat face the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday in the NBA Finals. It's the fourth year in a row the Heat have made it to the finals — a rare feat. MORE(http://on.wusa9.com/1i5eipU)


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