5 displaced after house fire in Northwest DC

U Street Northwest was blocked while firefighters fought a blaze in a row house. (WTOP/Luke Garrett)

Five people were displaced from their homes when a row house caught fire in Northwest D.C. Monday afternoon.

The D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Service said the fire started around 2 p.m. in the house on the 1700 block of U Street Northwest, near Florida Avenue. No injuries were reported, the spread of the fire to the attached houses next to it was minimal, and the fire was under control at about 3 p.m., the fire department said.

Five people have been displaced, though, the fire department said. The cause is under investigation.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.

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