8 Injured in D.C. Apartment Fire - NBC4 Washington

8 Injured in D.C. Apartment Fire



    News 4's Derrick Ward reports on the aftermath of an intense fire at an apartment building in southeast Washington that injured eight people. (Published Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013)

    Authorities say eight people were injured in an early-morning fire at a southeast Washington apartment building.

    Fire officials say the blaze was reported before 1 a.m. Thursday in the 2800 block of Denver Street SE. Officials say some residents were trapped and were hanging out of second-floor windows when firefighters arrived.

    One boy jumped from a second-floor window.

    Officials say six people were taken to the hospital for treatment, including three children, but information about their conditions was not available.

    All units in the building were destroyed. Apartments in the building next door also sustained some damage, News4's Derrick Ward reported.

    Neighbors said fires aren't uncommon in the building, Ward reported.

    Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.