Three alarm fire breaks out in Northwest D.C.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – DC Fire and EMS say that a three alarm fire that broke out in Northwest, D.C. Wednesday morning is now under control.

According to officials, the original call for the fire came in around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday. The fire started in the 5600 block of Colorado Avenue, Northwest in a 2-story detached house. The fire was soon upgraded to a three alarm fire. DC Fire and EMS says that the interior fire was aggressive and they found several hot spots. However, they were able to protect the adjacent houses.

A search revealed the home was vacant. Officials did report that there was a Mayday situation, where a firefighter was in distress. The firefighter was found and is safe.

There were no civilian injuries reported. Fire officials say that one firefighter was transported to a local hospital for non-serious injuries.

At this time, investigators are on the scene to determine what caused the fire. Crews are also still on the scene working to extinguish hot spots.

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