10 displaced in Northeast DC apartment fire

A fire occurred on E Street in the Kingman Park neighborhood Sept. 16, 2019. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)

At least 10 people are without homes after a fire tore through a Northeast D.C. apartment building early Monday morning.

District first responders were dispatched to the fire burning in a two-story apartment building on the 1700 block of E Street in Kingman Park just before 1:30 a.m.

Firefighters found the building’s first floor engulfed, and worked to extinguish the fire as it was spreading to the second.

Much of the blaze was brought under control by 2 a.m. when D.C. Fire and EMS tweeted a video showing thick smoke still billowing up from the roof.

The regional Red Cross assisted 10 of the building’s occupants on Monday. One person was transported to a hospital for further evaluation.

Investigators are working to establish the fire’s cause, but have determined it originated on the first floor.

Teddy Gelman

Teddy Gelman became Morning Drive Producer in February 2020. Prior to that, he worked as a weekend producer and an assistant producer after joining WTOP in 2018. He’s also filed news stories on-air, anchored sportscasts and produced for the WTOP traffic team.

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