WASHINGTON - At least five residents have been displaced after an apartment fire in Northwest, D.C.
The fire broke out around 1:40 a.m. in the 900 block of Shepard Street on the top floor of the four story building.
Fire crews were able to put out the flames around 3 a.m.
DEVELOPING STORY: At least 5 residents in DC's Petworth neighborhood are displaced, after a fire tore through a top floor apartment on Shepard St, just off Georgia Ave. Thankfully, no injuries were reported, but crews said clutter in the apartment impeded their fire fight. pic.twitter.com/qFQFQjWzfd— Anne Cutler (@AnneCutler) October 30, 2018
Officials say the fire was confined to that one unit but operations were impeded by clutter conditions inside that apartment.
No injuries were reported. Nearby Georgia Avenue was closed temporarily but has since reopened.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.