There’s still no explanation for what started the three-alarm fire that broke out on the top floor of the four-story Arthur Capper Senior Apartments and partially collapsed the roof of the Southeast D.C. building.
It was nearly a month ago that fire drove about 160 residents from their homes at the Arthur Capper Senior Apartments near the Navy Yard, and the displaced seniors are yearning to know where they’ll have new places to call home.
Residents displaced by fire from the Arthur Capper Senior Apartments in D.C. lunched on Thursday with members of the community who helped with evacuations, first responders and city agency staff helping with the problems that the fire has caused.
The man is now in the hospital and expected to survive. Fire crews are also going back to re-search the building at 900 Fifth St. SE. Mayor Muriel Bowser told reporters that D.C. officials “looked at the building management to tell us who lived in the building, and if those people were accounted for.”
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