An early morning fire in Southeast D.C. has left 21 residents looking for another place to stay.
D.C. Fire and EMS said 60 personnel responded to a three-story apartment building fire in the 5200 block of D Street near C.W. Harris Elementary School before 2 a.m.
Three of the 13 people stuck in the building — filled with heavy smoke on every floor — were rescued by aerial ladder. Another 10 people fled using portable ladders or the stairwell.
One of the firefighters was transported to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
D.C. Fire and EMS said a request for assistance was made to The American Red Cross National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region to help displaced residents.
A map of the area is below.
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