Arson suspected in DC homeless shelter fire

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A large fire on the sixth floor of the DC General Family Shelter in Southeast Saturday night caused an entire floor of residents to relocate, and police already suspect the fire was set intentionally.

The fire was quickly contained, and no injuries were reported, but families on the fifth floor whose rooms were damaged have had to temporarily relocate to other shelters for 72 hours.

An initial investigation by the Fire and EMS Arson Task Force Unit points to arson being the cause of the fire. The task force will continue to investigate, and anyone who has information can reach them at 202-673-ARSON.

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