Litter of puppies evacuated from DC apartment fire: 8 people without homes

D.C. Fire and EMS say a litter of puppies from an apartment fire in Southeast were evacuated.

D.C. firefighters contained the blaze was to one apartment on the top floor.

The fire started around 7 a.m. and was on the second-floor.

Five children and three adults lost their homes to the flames.


Five children and three adults lost their homes in an apartment fire in Southeast, D.C. Saturday morning. Other tenants were forced to leave the building.

Among the other evacuees? A litter of puppies.

The fire was on the second floor of an apartment building in the 1500 block 18th Street, D.C. Fire and EMS said in a tweet, and started around 7 a.m.

No one was hurt, according to first responders.

The group of puppies, photographed by emergency responders, were taken out of the building by their owner.

The blaze was contained to one apartment on the top floor.

The Red Cross is helping the residents whose homes were damaged by the blaze.

Jessica Kronzer

Jessica Kronzer graduated from James Madison University in May 2021 after studying media and politics. She enjoys covering politics, advocacy and compelling human-interest stories.

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