2 Hospitalized After Northeast Fire

Police believe fire may have been set intentionally

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    A man and a woman were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a house fire in Northeast D.C. Sunday afternoon -- and police believe that fire may have been set intentionally.

    The fire broke out shortly before 2 p.m. at 104 50th Street NE. Authorities say an arson dog detected petroleum in two different spots in the bedroom.

    Police say they're also looking for a man people saw running from the house during the fire.

    Firefighters found a 58-year-old man and 93-year-old woman with life-threatening injuries on the second floor.

    The man was taken to George Washington University Hospital, while the woman was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The woman was in critical condition.

    Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com for updates as they become available.