7-Year-Old Girl Dies After DC Row House Fire

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A 7-year-old girl died Tuesday after a fire in a Northwest D.C. row house, officials said.

First responders were called to the 700 block of Quebec Place NW around 3:10 p.m. They arrived four minutes later, and firefighters went inside to search for three missing children, D.C. Fire and EMS said.

Working smoke detectors and fire alarms had gotten almost everyone out of the house, but firefighters were told there was a girl still inside.

"These are very sad days when we lose a child to fire," Fire Chief John Donnelly said.

It took crews around eight minutes to extinguish the blaze, and two minutes after that, firefighters pulled the girl out of the house, Donnelly said.

They performed first aid and she was rushed to a hospital in critical condition. She later died from her injuries, Donnelly said.

Photos show smoke pouring out of a second-floor window. 

When crews arrived, they found considerable fire on the second floor of the three-story home. No information was immediately released on the possible cause of the blaze.

Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story. 

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