Woman drags bedridden mother to safety from Southeast DC house fire

A woman dragged her bedridden mother to safety after a fire in Southeast D.C. on Tuesday, according to fire officials. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS).

Smoke detectors helped alert a woman who was able to drag her bedridden mother to safety in a Southeast D.C. fire Tuesday morning, according to D.C. Fire and EMS.

A fire broke out in the 3500 block of North Street SE in the bedroom of a house where the two women were living.

After the smoke detectors went off, the daughter got her mother to the front door of the home where D.C. firefighters and EMS were able to help them to safety.

Fire and rescue personnel are still searching for a missing family dog who has not been seen since the fire.

The two women were evaluated by EMS and declined further medical attention.

Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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