16 displaced by Northwest DC apartment fire

When first responders arrived, the three-story apartment building appeared to have flames showing through the third floor. (Courtesy, DC Fire and EMS)

Officials in the District said 16 people are out of their homes after a fire broke out at a three-story apartment building on Sunday.

The fire began just after 12 p.m. on the 5000 block of First Street in Northwest near New Hampshire Avenue. There are no reported injuries.

When first responders arrived, the building appeared to have flames showing through the third floor.

D.C. Fire and EMS officials said several residents, including four children and two pet cats, will have to find another place to stay after the blaze.

The cause of the fire has not been revealed.

Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Office of Community Relations and Services is working with the Red Cross of the National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region to assist impacted residents.

A map of the approximate area where the fire broke out is below.

WTOP’s Rich Hunter contributed to this report.

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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