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Tragically, Two residents died in an early morning fire in Petworth

4200 block 8th Street NW

DC Fire and EMS reported at 3:23am:

“Working Fire 4200 block 8th St NW. Heavy fire both floors rear of 2 story attached row house. #DCsBravest have rescued 2 adult patients both being transported with very critical life threatening injuries.

Sadly, #DCsBravest have learned that the 2 victims we transported from the 8th St. NW fire have succumbed to their injuries. Our thoughts & prayers are with their family and friends. 1 firefighter also suffered a minor injury & transported to hospital. 2 displacements.

#DCsBravest fire investigators determined there were no smoke alarms in the home where 2 residents lost their lives this morning on 8th St NW. We will return to the area later today to provide the community with fire safety literature & smoke detectors where needed.

There have been 3 fire deaths in the District this year, all elderly residents. Our focus will be on improving safety for seniors.”

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