Southeast DC fire sends 2 to hospital

One man was critically injured and a woman seriously hurt after a fire in an apartment building in Southeast D.C. Wednesday night.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of Congress and 13th Street Southeast in the Congress Heights neighborhood.

D.C. Fire and EMS said the fire started on the third floor of the apartment building.

Eight people could not go back to their apartments. .

An investigation into the blaze is ongoing.

Below is the area where it happened.

WTOP’s Abigail Constantino contributed to this report.

Luke Garrett

Luke Garrett is a D.C. native dedicated to journalism. He is a reporter and the creator, host and producer of the original WTOP podcast, “DMV Download.” The podcast debuted in 2022. On the show, Garrett takes a weekly look at the biggest stories and ideas in the D.C. region.

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