WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Officials say a man is dead after fire broke out in an apartment in Southeast, D.C.
The fire was reported around 4 a.m. on the first floor of a three-story apartment building in the 200 block of Oakwood Street.
Firefighters say the victim died at the scene and that the fire was contained to one unit. No other injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Vito Maggiolo said smoke detectors were present in the apartment but there was no indication that they were functioning.
Update 200 block Oakwood St SE. Sadly, the lone occupant removed by #DCsBravest from the fire apartment has been declared deceased. Fire confined to 1 room of 1st floor apartment and is under control. No displacements. Investigators on scene to determine cause. pic.twitter.com/7zQEtghA8X— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) April 25, 2019