Several people were displaced and a firefighter was injured Sunday after a building in Southeast D.C. went up in smoke, authorities said.
D.C. Fire and EMS said the blaze sparked on the first floor of a three-story building in the 5000 block of B Street SE.
Residents were rescued through windows using ladders, and none were injured. Officials did not say exactly how many people were displaced.
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One firefighter was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, authorities said.
Two cats were saved, but one dog died in the fire, according to the fire department.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.