Elderly woman rescued from building fire

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WASHINGTON, DC – Firefighters rescued an elderly woman who was trapped inside a burning home in Southeast on Wednesday afternoon..

DC Fire and EMS say the fire happened on the 800 block of Xenia St., SE, around 5 p.m. When crews arrived they quickly knocked down the fire and rescued the woman from the second floor.

She was rushed to a nearby hospital. Medics say she was alert and conscious and is expected to be ok.

Firefighters say the fire started in the kitchen as a cooking fire and has been ruled accidental.