Fire in Northeast leaves five injured

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – DC Fire and EMS report that two people were injured in a fire at a row house in the Northeast, D.C. Friday morning.

Officials sent out a tweet early Friday morning that firefighters were working a fire in the 700 block of Maryland Avenue, Northeast. At the time, the fire was showing on the first floor of a two-story row house. Fire officials say the fire spread to the basement, as well as the first and second floor.

According to DC Fire and EMS, three people were transported to a local hospital. Officials say that they are in critical condition. One of those victims was found in the front yard of the home. The other two were rescued from the basement of the row house. Two firefighters are also being transported for minor injuries, say fire officials.

An investigation into what started the fire is ongoing.

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