Body Cam Video Shows Washington D.C. Police Rescuing Residents from House Fire

Officers from DC's 4th District had already rescued residents from the home on Rittenhouse Street NW just before the arrival of DC Fire and EMS.


According to a report from WUSA9, on Tuesday morning at around 4 a.m., DC Fire and EMS (DCFEMS) responded to a house fire in the 700 block of Rittenhouse St NW.

On their arrival, two Metropolitan Police Department officers had already pulled two elderly residents from the structure as fire shot from the first floor of a two-story row house. Below is body cam footage of the rescue.

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The fire was then extinguished, and the two residents were treated on scene for non-life-threatening injuries before being transported to a local hospital.

DCFEMS said that the fire was confined to the first-floor kitchen and was knocked down quickly. It was discovered that the residents did have working smoke detectors.

Fire department investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire.

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