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Two Hurt in Washington, D.C. Apartment Fire

Washington, D.C. firefighters responded to a Southeast apartment fire on Wednesday evening.
(DC Fire amd EMS, Twitter @dcfireems)

Puppy rescued from fire in Southeast

Nick Boykin, WUSA9, with permission

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) – Two people were injured in an apartment fire Wednesday evening in Southeast D.C. in the 1300 block of Congress Street.

One person has suffered serious injuries and is in critical condition at a hospital in the area, according to D.C. Fire and EMS’s Twitter account. The other injured person has been transported to the hospital, but they are expected to recover from their minor wounds.

D.C. Fire and EMS said eight people have been displaced by the fire, and that it rescued a puppy named Lilly from the dangerous flames.

Video from D.C. Fire and EMS shows flames coming from one of the top floors of the apartment building.