2 firefighters hospitalized after apartment fire in Southeast

Eight people are without a home Friday, May 4, after a fire in Southeast D.C. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
Eight people are without a home Friday, May 4, after a fire in Southeast D.C. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS) (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
A fire rages on the second floor of a Southeast D.C. apartment building on Friday, May 4, 2018. (Courtesy DC. Fire and EMS)
A fire rages on the second floor of a Southeast D.C. apartment building on Friday, May 4, 2018. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS) (DC Fire and EMS)
Two firefighters were transported to a hospital with non life threatening injuries after the fire. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS)
Two firefighters were transported to a hospital with non life threatening injuries after the fire. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS) (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
D.C. firefighters take part in a "hot wash" critique to learn lessons at the fire on Gainesville Street, SE. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
D.C. firefighters take part in a “hot wash” critique to learn lessons at the fire on Gainesville Street, SE. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS) (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
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Eight people are without a home Friday, May 4, after a fire in Southeast D.C. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
A fire rages on the second floor of a Southeast D.C. apartment building on Friday, May 4, 2018. (Courtesy DC. Fire and EMS)
Two firefighters were transported to a hospital with non life threatening injuries after the fire. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS)
D.C. firefighters take part in a "hot wash" critique to learn lessons at the fire on Gainesville Street, SE. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)

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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