8 displaced, 2 injured in Northwest fire

(PHOTO: DC Fire & EMS / @dcfireems)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Officials say that eight people were displaced in a fire that occurred in Northwest, D.C. early Tuesday morning. Two firefighters were also injured while fighting the blaze, according to fire officials.

D.C. Fire and EMS responded to the fire in the 200 block of Morgan Street, Northwest. The fire started in a two story row house, and officials say it involved the 2nd floor, attic and the rear porches of two occupied row houses. The fire was eventually knocked down, but D.C. Fire and EMS said that two firefighters were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officials say that 8 people who were living in the row houses have been displaced by the fire, and the Red Cross has been requested to help those individuals. D.C. Fire and EMS said that smoke detectors alerted the residents to the fire, allowing them to escape in time.