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.