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Elderly man dies after being rescued from Northeast DC house fire

Six people were displaced, according to firefighters.

WASHINGTON — One person has died after a house fire in Northeast D.C. Wednesday afternoon.

D.C. Fire and EMS fire crews were called to the 3000 block of 16th Street Northeast for a report of a fire. Once on scene, crews found a three-story single-family home with smoke coming from the third floor.

Firefighters said they rescued a person from the third floor of the home, and were quickly able to bring the flames under control.

The victim rescued from the third floor was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, according to firefighters. The victim, described as an elderly man, died from his injuries in the hospital Thursday morning, firefighters said.

Crews said the Red Cross was notified and six people were displaced by the blaze.

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

Firefighters planned to return to the neighborhood where the fire happened to give neighbors fire safety tips and install working smoke alarms where needed.

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