DC house fire injures 3, including firefighter (Video)

WASHINGTON — Two residents are in critical condition and a firefighter suffered minor injuries in a house fire a little after 5 a.m. Friday on the 700 block of Maryland Avenue Northeast.

D.C. Fire and EMS said a man was found on the front lawn of the house and a woman was rescued from the basement. Both are in critical condition and are being treated at an area hospital.

One firefighter also suffered minor injuries and is being treated.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Writer/Editor for WTOP.com. He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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