Firefighters rescue woman from fire in Northeast D.C.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – D.C. Fire and EMS put out a fire in Northeast, D.C. on Monday morning that left one woman with serious injuries. The incident occurred at 3001 Bladensburg Road in Northeast, D.C.

According to officials, the fire started on the 7th floor of a 10 story building. Firefighters were able to put the fire out, however, many residents were told to shelter in place. One woman was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The woman was rescued by Lieutenant Scott Martin and Firefighter Zakarij Wright of Engine 26, as well as Sergeant Ben Evers of Truck 15. The men entered the building and found the woman face down in her apartment. They were able to get her out of her bedroom and into the building’s lobby. She is expected to survive.

After a preliminary investigations, DC Fire and EMS ruled the fire to be accidental.