1 dead, 5 displaced in Northeast DC apartment fire

Firefighters fight a blaze in an attic area of an apartment building in the 1400 block of Saratoga Avenue Northeast. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)

A fire in a Northeast D.C. Saturday morning has left one man dead and five people without a home, according to the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Service Department.

Around 10:30 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire in the attic area of a three-story apartment building in the 1400 block of Saratoga Avenue.

One man was found in the fire and was pronounced dead, officials said.

The fire has since been extinguished, and officials say crews are currently rehabbing and rehydrating after an extended firefight that required the assistance of 60 firefighters.

Dana Sukontarak

Dana Sukontarak is a Digital Writer/Editor for WTOP.com. She loves haiku poetry, short sci-fi stories and word games. She grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and currently lives in Silver Spring.

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