House Fire Closes Major D.C. Intersection

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    Fire investigators are still looking into what caused a fire early Monday morning in the unit block of Rhode Island Avenue at the intersection of North Capitol Street in northwest Washington.

    Residents said they were awakened by the smell of smoke at about 5 a.m. Once on the scene, fire officials said there was heavy fire showing through the roof of one of the homes.

    At least three homes had to be evacuated due to fire and smoke damage. Everyone made it out safely.

    One evacuated resident told News4 he believed the fire started on the roof-top deck of one of the homes. Investigators are working to find out where and how the fire started.

    The fire caused the temporary closing of Rhode Island Avenue at North Capitol Street.