2 Taken to Hospital in Critical Condition after early morning fire in NE; 2 Fire Fighters with Minor Injuries

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Photo by DC Fire and EMS

Around 5am DC Fire and EMS reported:

“Working fire 700 blk Md. Ave NE. Fire showing 1st floor 2 story row dwelling. 1 injured civilian.”

“Update Md. Ave NE. 2 victims enroute to hospital. 1 found in front yard and 2nd rescued from basement. Fire basement and both floors.”

“Md. Ave fire knocked down other than hotspots. No additional victims at this point. Fire was in basement, both floors & attic.”

Both victims at hospital are in critical condition. 1 FF being transported minor injs. Investigators on scene to determine cause.”

2nd FF tx minor injs. from Md. Ave. #1 critical victim adult male was found in front yard. #2 critical adult female rescued from basement

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  • That first photo is crazy! Hope all recover from their injuries.

  • Girl on a Hill

    I went for a run this morning right by this and it was really intense – at least 6 fire trucks, multiple police blocking streets and ambulances. I hope the victims recover 🙁

  • North or south of street? Address?

  • Brooklyn Brawler

    No-no-no. I know the owner of the house. Very nice & humorous guy. Former NFL player too. Hope him and his wife are okay. Wondering if their dog was rescued safely also :fingers crossed:

  • That’s bananas. I used to live two houses down. Hope everyone’s okay.

  • One thing that isn’t obvious from any of the reports is that this house is adjacent to Sasha Bruce Chloe House (701 Maryland Ave NE) and next to the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center. I live across the street and it looks like the Chloe House sustained some damage as well, although it’s unclear from the street how much. I imagine some smoke and water damage at the least. If anyone hears of efforts to help them, please let us know. A few weeks ago, I remember this community wanting to help out when the Sasha Bruce House had some graffiti on it, so hopefully we can rally this time if they need it!

  • This is so sad! Major thanks to the firefighters. I hope the victims make it through.

  • The back of this house has a backdoor that opens up onto D Street Northeast and my fiance and I live adjacent to the back half of the home. We woke at about 5 am to our home filled with smoke. When we realized that there was no fire inside we went outside and saw smoke billowing out of their windows and immediately called 911. We were told no one had called up until that point. I have never seen anything like this in my life. I don’t think there was a room in that house that wasn’t ruined. We had firefighters in our home checking our walls for hot spots and using fans to try to help with the smoke. We have no idea how long the smell will last, but I’m just thankful we were not injured. The man and woman are in my thoughts, I desperately hope that they will be ok.

    • I was on the phone with 911 as well watching it from the front as well. The folks running outside on Maryland Ave woke me up around 0500. Big shout out to the fire department for a very rapid response and immediate engagement of the residence.

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