Legal news for Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys. A apartment building fire injured four in Northwest Washington.
Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys alerts-A apartment building fire injured four, including a fire fighter.
Washington, D.C.—A fire at a Northwest Washington apartment building left four people injured, which included one fire fighter. It is currently unknown what caused the structure fire on Thursday morning, around 7:00 a.m. on 13th Street, as reported by the Washington Post.
According to police officials, fire fighters responded to a five-story apartment building fire, where people were seen hanging out of windows and ready to jump in a desperate attempt to save their lives. Fire fighters were reportedly able to rescue most of the trapped people by ladder, which included two children. The two children suffered injuries in connection with the fire and were rushed by area emergency medical services (EMS) crews to a local hospital for treatment. An adult resident of the burning building apparently suffers from a pre-existing medical condition, which became aggravated by the fire, and was taken to the hospital by EMS teams. In addition, one fire fighter is believed to have suffered heat exhaustion while trying to save the trapped residents. The fire reportedly causes serious damage to the apartment building, but it is currently unknown how many people will be displaced. Police officials are currently conducting a full investigation into the five-story apartment building fire.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyers.