A woman was critically injured after making a desperate jump to safety from her 2nd story apartment after a fire broke out just before 4:00 a.m.

Vito Maggiolo, spokesman for DC Fire and EMS, says they received a report of an apartment fire in the 100 block of Wayne Place SE around 3:55 a.m. Fire crews arriving on scene quickly extinguished a small fire inside a second story apartment. According to Maggiolo, a woman inside the apartment jumped before firefighters arrived. She was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Maggiolo says the fire did not spread to any other units.

Investigators are on scene working to determine a cause.