Firefighting

Two Dead and Five Injured in D.C. Rowhouse Fire

Two people died and five others were hurt in a two-alarm fire that ripped through a rowhouse in Northwest D.C. early Wednesday morning, reports NBC Washington.

The fire broke out overnight in the 1600 block of Riggs Place NW, about halfway between Dupont and Logan circles. Firefighters were called at about 2:30 a.m.

“The flames were shooting out of the rooftop,” said Michael Upright, who serves as the area’s Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner. “It was pretty bad. They had firemen on the roof of that house and the next two houses down.”

The victims’ identities have not yet been released.

Those injured in the fire were two civilians and three firefighters. The firefighters suffered minor injuries. 

Upright said he woke up to the sirens and was up all night

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