One Dead in Washington, D.C. House Fire

(D.C. Fire and EMS Department photo, Twitter)

Owner said no one was supposed to be inside

Nick Boykin, WUSA9 with permission

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) – A man is dead after a fire in the 2400 block of Shannon Place, Southeast, according to DC Fire and EMS in a Monday night tweet.

It took 12 units and 50 personnel from DC Fire and EMS only 15 minutes to bring the fire under control. It was confined to the second floor, according to updates from the fire department on social media.

The fire happened mid-Monday afternoon, and DC Fire and EMS said firefighters from its department responded around 1:28 p.m.

DC Fire and EMS said the house was not supposed to have someone in it, according to the owner of the home, who spoke with the department at the fire scene.

“Owner arrived to indicate the house was not supposed to be occupied, but a victim was located inside & transported very critical life-threatening injuries. Investigators on the scene,” said DC Fire and EMS in a tweet.

The man who died was first transported to a hospital by first responders, according to DC Fire and EMS.

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