A man died in an apartment fire in Southeast D.C. after flames broke out Friday, according to a fire official.
The fire broke out shortly after 5 p.m. in a two-story apartment building on Danbury Street Southeast, according to D.C. Fire spokesperson Vito Maggiolo.
Maggiolo said that the man, identified as 43-year-old William Hubbard, of Southeast D.C., was alive when transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. He later died from his injuries.
Working Fire Unit Block Danbury St SE. 1 victim removed from fire apartment with critical life threatening injuries. #DCsBravest confined Fire to 1st floor apartment and under control. Investigators enroute. pic.twitter.com/ZpuYOMGmMk
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) August 21, 2020
It took firefighters about 10 minutes to bring the fire under control, Maggiolo said.
Two adults and a child were displaced in the fire and are being assisted by the Red Cross.
Maggiolo said the cause of the fire is currently being investigated.