WASHINGTON - Nearly a dozen residents of a Southeast D.C. apartment complex, including an infant, were rescued after a fire that was fueled by the heavy winds trapped them inside.
The fire was reported just before 7 a.m. in the 1200 block Maple View Place.
Firefighters used ladders to rescue the residents from the 3-story complex. The Red Cross was requested as an undetermined number of residents were displaced.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
THESE DC FIREFIGHTERS ARE THE ONES who rescued 8ppl incl. an infant from fire @ 1200blk of Maple View Pl SE. NO injuries thx to fast-acting & brave FF! Cause unknown. Winds forced flames to spread very quickly into hallways & made it difficult for FF to place ladder. @fox5dc pic.twitter.com/rkGYCR3VwT— Annie Yu (@AnnieYuFox5) March 2, 2018