70 displaced by DC apartment fire

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Seventy people were displaced by a fire at an apartment building in D.C. on Thursday.

Fire crews were called to the 1400 block of Belmont Street Northwest around 5:54 p.m. Thursday and shortly after their arrival a second alarm was sounded to bring in additional firefighters, D.C. Fire and EMS officials said.

The fire was declared out about an hour after that first crew arrived, officials said. Three people were treated on the scene for minor injuries and no one was transported to the hospital, fire officials reported.

According to a press release from the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region, "Numerous apartments in the four story 20 unit apartment building experienced fire, smoke and/or water damage. "

Red Cross volunteers helped displaced residents with sleeping accommodations and food.


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