5 firefighters injured, 200 displaced after DC apartment fire

Five firefighters were injured, one person was transported to the hospital and at least six others were rescued after a fire broke in a four-story apartment building in the District early Saturday morning.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Five firefighters were injured, one person was transported to the hospital and at least six others were rescued after a fire broke in a four-story apartment building in the District early Saturday morning.

Around 3 a.m., about 100 firefighters responded to the 1300 block Peabody Street in Northwest.

The injured firefighters and resident were transported to the hospital with minor injuries. 

Firefighters worked aggressively to put out the fire that started on the top floor of the apartment building. Flames spread through the attic and went through the roof. Crews used ladders to rescue residents. 

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According to our Reporter Stephanie Gailhard, 200 residents have been displaced from their homes. 

Red Cross is on the scene providing assistance.

According to Deputy Mayor Donahue, Pepco has shut off power for more than 200 residents in the area.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. 

If you want to help residents impacted by fire, the RedCross says cash donations are need.  Donations can be made here or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

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