2 injured in Logan Circle town house fire; man jumped from 2nd story window to escape

Two people were taken to the hospital after a fire engulfed a three-story town house in Northwest D.C., sending black smoke into the air that was visible for miles. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS)
Two people were taken to the hospital after a fire engulfed a three-story town house in Northwest D.C., sending black smoke into the air that was visible for miles. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS) (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS)
The fire started just before 7 a.m. at a house in the 1200 block of Rhode Island Avenue in Northwest D.C. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS)
The fire started just before 7 a.m. at a house in the 1200 block of Rhode Island Avenue in Northwest D.C. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS) (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS)
Firefighters got the blaze under control after about an hour, but were still knocking out hot spots around 8:30 a.m. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS)
Firefighters got the blaze under control after about an hour, but were still knocking out hot spots around 8:30 a.m. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS) (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS)
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Two people were taken to the hospital after a fire engulfed a three-story town house in Northwest D.C., sending black smoke into the air that was visible for miles. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS)
The fire started just before 7 a.m. at a house in the 1200 block of Rhode Island Avenue in Northwest D.C. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS)
Firefighters got the blaze under control after about an hour, but were still knocking out hot spots around 8:30 a.m. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS)

WASHINGTON — Two people were taken to the hospital after a fire engulfed a three-story town house in Northwest D.C., sending black smoke into the air that was visible for miles.

The fire started just before 7 a.m. at a house in the 1200 block of Rhode Island Avenue in Northwest D.C.

D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Doug Buchanan said a man who jumped from a second-floor window to escape the flames was taken to the hospital with a broken leg. A second person was taken to the hospital with minor burns.

Firefighters got the blaze under control after about an hour, but were still knocking out hot spots around 8:30 a.m., Buchanan said.

Investigators are on the scene to determine the cause, which appears to be accidental.


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