Southeast DC fire kills dog, injures firefighter and displaces residents, cats

Several civilians were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued 2 cats and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
Several people were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued two cats, and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals.

Several civilians were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued 2 cats and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
Several people were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued two cats, and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals.

Several civilians were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued 2 cats and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
Several people were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued two cats, and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals.

Several civilians were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued 2 cats and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
Several people were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued two cats, and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals.

Several civilians were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued 2 cats and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
Several people were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued two cats, and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals.

Several civilians were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued 2 cats and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
Several people were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued two cats, and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals.

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Several civilians were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued 2 cats and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
Several civilians were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued 2 cats and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
Several civilians were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued 2 cats and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
Several civilians were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued 2 cats and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
Several civilians were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued 2 cats and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
Several civilians were evaluated but did not require emergency transport. Firefighters rescued 2 cats and the Humane Society is assisting with those displaced animals. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)

D.C. Fire and EMS said 26 residents were displaced after a building caught fire in Southeast. One dog was killed and a firefighter was injured in the blaze.

Officials responded to the fire in the 5000 block of B Street in Southeast before 9:20 p.m. on Sunday.

When first responders arrived, the first floor of the three-floor apartment building was on fire.

Firefighters worked to evacuate residents using portable ladders and others sheltered in place, according to D.C. Fire and EMS.

A firefighter was transported to a hospital after being injured in the blaze.

Another man, who had left the scene, was later hospitalized with minor injuries.



Officials said 26 people and several pets are in temporary housing.

Unfortunately, one dog died in the fire.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for WTOP.com. Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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