A fire that broke out in a Northwest DC home has sent one victim to the hospital with critical burn injuries.
Deputy Chief Kenneth Crosswhite, spokesperson for DC Fire and EMS, says firefighters responded to a report of a house fire in the 400 block of Luray Place around 8:50 Friday morning.
Crews arriving on scene found flames showing from the second floor of a two-story row house. Crosswhite says an elderly woman was trapped by the flames and had to be rescued by firefighters. The woman suffered burn injuries and was transported to Medstar in critical condition.
Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control around 9:00 a.m.
Units are still on the scene dousing residual hot spots from the fire.
DC firefighters rescued several residents from a burning building on Kennedy St NW Thursday night.
Fire officials say six people were rescued from the building which houses the Christ Universal Church, commercial businesses, and several apartments at 113 Kennedy St NW.
DC Fire and EMS spokesman Pete Piringer says three of the injured were a woman age 62, a woman age 66, and man in his early 50′s. All suffered smoke inhalation and are in serious condition.
One firefighter suffered a twisted ankle while rescuing one of the residents.
Fire officials say the fire started in a first floor apartment and spread to the second floor. Smoke detectors were working and alerted residents to the fire, allowing them to attempt to escape.
One made it to the roof of the burning building and was rescued by firefighters. At least two others were pulled from second story windows. One person was found unconscious in a hallway.
DC Fire and EMS was called to the scene around 10:20 p.m. When crews arrived, heavy smoke and fire were discovered on the first floor of the two-story building.
When crews arrived, heavy smoke and fire were discovered on the first floor of the building. Fire officials say the first floor houses a commercial business while the second floor contains apartments.