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2 firefighters hospitalized after apartment fire in Southeast

An apartment fire sent two firefighters to the hospital and displaced eight people in Southeast D.C. on Friday night. Investigators are searching for the cause of the fire.

WASHINGTON — An apartment fire sent two firefighters to the hospital and displaced eight people in Southeast D.C.

It happened before 5:30 p.m. Friday. D.C. firefighters responded to an apartment fire in the 1600 block of Gainesville Street Southeast near the Greater Mount Joy Church.

The fire was located on the second floor of a four-story building, and several units were affected.

Members of the Red Cross and the D.C. mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services were present to help the displaced residents. No one was hurt.

Two firefighters were taken to the hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.

Investigators are searching for the cause of the fire.

Below is the area where it happened.

 


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