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.
Update Working Fire 1700 block E St NE. Visible fire knocked down. Still opening up walls & ceilings for hotspots. At least 10 displacements requiring @RedCrossNCR assistance. EMS evaluating 1 occupant. Investigators on scene. pic.twitter.com/B87xCQRy4H
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) September 16, 2019
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.
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