WASHINGTON, D.C. -- At a press conference today, DC Fire announced one man had died in a Saturday morning apartment fire in Northwest that had a;sp displaced 200 people.
Dramatic video from the blaze shows firefighters helping people escape from the second and third floors of Rolling Terrace Apartments on Saturday. In some cases, the firefighters carried young children out of the building before it was engulfed in flames.
The fire began around 3 a.m., starting in a room on the top floor. When firefighters arrived, they focused on getting everyone out first, but some on the second floor jumped out the window instead of waiting.
Once firefighters made sure everyone was out, they started tackling the blaze, which ultimately left the apartment roofless and charred out on top with water damage on the floors below
Because of the concerns of the fire starting back up due to hotspots, the fire chief says investigators likely won't be able to start figuring out where and how the fire started until Sunday or Monday.
As for the over 200 residents displaced by the fire, the National Capital Region Red Cross is helping them out and have set up an emergency shelter nearby at the Emery Recreation Center.
On Sunday morning, firefighters notified the family of one man who had been found dead before they then announced his death at a press conference.