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Person in Critical Condition, Firefighter Injured After Fire in Southeast DC

The two-alarm fire broke out in the 1800 block of A Street in Southeast and affected a neighbor's home, authorities say

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One person is in critical condition, a firefighter has minor injuries and six people were displaced after a two-alarm fire at a rowhouse Wednesday that spread to neighboring homes, authorities say.

D.C. Fire and EMS says a home caught fire in the 1800 block of A Street in Southeast, near the Stadium-Armory Metro station.

Firefighters were called about 4 a.m. and arrived two minutes later, Deputy Fire Chief Michael Knight said. The first and second floors caught fire. Photos show black smoke pouring from top-floor windows.

A person was removed from the first floor and taken to the hospital in critical condition, Knight said.

A firefighter was taken for treatment with minor injuries, Knight said.

Firefighters were able to knock out the blaze but were still extinguishing hot spots, D.C. Fire said. The fire that affected neighbors' homes on either side of the rowhouse was also put out.

Four adults, two children and a dog were displaced. The Red Cross is assisting them, Knight said.

There isn’t information yet on what may have caused the fire to start.

There are some roadblocks in that area due to the fire activity.

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