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.
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.