WASHINGTON — At least 20 people have been displaced, and one person has what’s being described as critical injuries, after a Thursday-night apartment fire in Southeast D.C.
D.C. Fire and EMS responded to the fire at around 8 p.m. in the 3400 block of Minnesota Avenue.
Update working fire 3400 block Minn. Ave SE. 1 victim transported with critical life threatening injs. Additional patients being assessed. Fire extended to 2nd floor. #DCsBravest have all fire knocked down. pic.twitter.com/pZUVLm3hB1
The fire started on the first floor of the 12-unit building and extended to the second floor.
A woman was rescued from the unit where the fire started and was taken to the hospital with what the fire department called critical injuries. Another resident was taken to the hospital for observation.
Officials are still investigating what caused the fire.
Working fire update 3400 block Minn. Ave SE. Fire under control. Investigators on scene actively searching for cause. All occupants of 12 unit building displaced & @RedCrossNCR requested. Scene below early on in battle. pic.twitter.com/noNA6Tv9X1
2nd occupant from working fire 3400 block Minnesota Ave SE transported with medical issue secondary to fire. Video shown here as #DCSBravest battled their way into the blazing apartment and knocked down the fire. pic.twitter.com/PDy3EWh20j