Photo by Dave Stroup, We Love DC
An early morning fire in the 3100 block of 16th Street forced the evacuation of an apartment building and required multiple rescues from DC Fire & EMS. 8 people were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries, including smoke inhalation, and one person has died from their injuries related to the fire. A 38-year-old male, yet to be identified, leapt from the burning building and sustained fatal injuries in doing so.
We Love DC correspondent Dave Stroup reported from the scene via twitter, and compared it to the 2008 Mt. Pleasant Fire.
TBD was on the scene as well this morning, and has comments from the Fire Chief and others.