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.
Update Working Fire 1600 block Rosedale St NE. 1 occupant rescued and being transported with critical injuries. Fire 1st floor knocked down. Checking for extension. pic.twitter.com/zOx92j6GvI
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) May 17, 2018
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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