Several People Rescued After SE DC Apartment Building Catches Fire

Firefighters rescued several people from a burning apartment building in Southeast Washington Tuesday morning. 

Fire officials say the fire started on the second floor of a three-story building on the 100 block of Xenia Street SE about 4 a.m. Several people had to be rescued by ladder. Other residents were told to shelter in place. 

Firefighters were able to put out the flames within a few minutes. 

The fire department says one person was being evaluated for a minor injury. The Red Cross was called in to help five people who were displaced.

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