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Fire Hits Apartment Building in Southwest

by Andrew Ramonas July 20, 2015 at 10:55 am 0

A fire broke out in a home in Southwest yesterday afternoon, according to the District of Columbia Firefighters Association.

The blaze was seen on the second floor of an apartment building on the 200 block of P Street SW, across from Fort McNair, the firefighters group tweeted about 5:45 p.m.

Police temporarily closed the 200 to 300 blocks of P Street as firefighters worked to extinguish the fire, according to a D.C. government alert. By 8:45 p.m., the street was reopened.

Hill Now couldn’t immediately confirm the cause of the fire or whether anyone was injured in the blaze. But people on P Street today with knowledge of the fire said the blaze didn’t appear to injure anyone.

A D.C. Fire and EMS Department representative didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

On P Street this morning, the back patio of a second floor apartment in the St. James Mutual Homes complex showed signs of fire damage. The patio’s roof was scorched and charred clothes, wooden boards and other debris were on the grass outside the building.

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