Washington, D.C./ Crime & Emergencies
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Published on April 15, 2024
17 Residents and 2 Dogs Displaced by Fiery Outbreak in Northeast D.C. Apartment BuildingSource: Google Street View

An intense blaze that erupted in a Northeast D.C. apartment building has left 17 individuals and two canines without a place to call home, officials reported. The fire, which ferociously swept through an apartment building on the 300 block of Seaton Place NE, was battled by firefighters who were dispatched just after the clock struck twelve on Monday, according to  NBC Washington.

Responders were quick to the call, with fire crews confronting flames visibly consuming the roof and the rear of the building. The conflagration was so intense it also affected adjacent structures. There were no injuries reported, as per DC News Now.

Efforts to manage the aftermath of the disaster are currently in full swing. The D.C. Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services, with the aid of the Red Cross of the National Capital and Greater Chesapeake Region and the Ward 5 Council Office, is coordinating resources to assist the impacted residents from a total of 10 apartment units. "The cause of the fire remains under investigation," as reported by WUSA9, but the roads that were previously shut down for firefighting activities have since been reopened to the public.