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Animals rescued from Northwest DC house fire

No humans were injured, but DC firefighters treated a dog and cat for smoke inhalation.
Credit: DC Fire and EMS

WASHINGTON — Firefighters responded to a house fire in Northwest D.C. Wednesday evening and rescued a dog and cat.

Crews responded to the 4700 block of Massachusetts Avenue Northwest for a report of a fire. Once on scene, firefighters found smoke showing from a two-story detached home.

Firefighters with DC Fire and EMS said the fire was on the first floor of the home with slight extension to the second floor. 

Crews were able to get the fire under control. No human injuries were reported, but firefighters rescued a dog and cat from the home. The two animals were treated for smoke inhalation and Humane Rescue Alliance workers were called to the scene to assist.

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire. 

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