Man critically injured in Northeast DC house fire

The fire happened on the 1600 block of Rosedale Street Northeast. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
A man was transported to a hospital with critical injuries after at Thursday morning fire. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS) (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
A man was transported to a hospital with critical injuries after at Thursday morning fire. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
The fire happened on the 1600 block of Rosedale Street Northeast. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS) (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
The fire originated in the first floor. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
The fire originated on the first floor. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS) (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
Investigators are still working to find the cause of the fire. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
Investigators are still working to find the cause of the fire. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS) (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
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The fire happened on the 1600 block of Rosedale Street Northeast. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
A man was transported to a hospital with critical injuries after at Thursday morning fire. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
The fire originated in the first floor. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
Investigators are still working to find the cause of the fire. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)

WASHINGTON — A man is in the hospital with critical injuries Thursday morning following a house fire in Northeast D.C.

DC Fire and EMS responded to the blaze at the two-story row house on Rosedale Street, near Benning Road and across the street from Miner Elementary School, around 6 a.m.

The injured man was found outside behind the home.

The fire originated on the first floor and was quickly extinguished.

Investigators said the accidental fire was caused by an electrical issue. A damaged smoke detector on the first floor was sent to a lab to determine if it was working and investigators said they did not find a smoke detector on the second floor.

Below is a map of the area where the fire broke out.


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