Apartment fire in DC displaces 20 people

WASHINGTON (WTOP) — At least 20 people have been displaced, and one person has what’s being described as critical injuries, after a Thursday-night apartment fire in Southeast D.C.

D.C. Fire and EMS responded to the fire at around 8 p.m. in the 3400 block of Minnesota Avenue.

The fire started on the first floor of the 12-unit building and extended to the second floor.

A woman was rescued from the unit where the fire started and was taken to the hospital with what the fire department called critical injuries. Another resident was taken to the hospital for observation.

Officials are still investigating what caused the fire.

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