WASHINGTON - Officials say six people are without a place to stay after an early morning fire damaged several homes in northwest D.C.
The fire was reported around 2 a.m. in a 2-story rowhouse in the 3000 block of 11th Street. Firefighters say the blaze began on the porches in the rear of the house and spread to a nearby home on Columbia Avenue.
No injuries were reported. Authorities say six people from two properties were displaced by the flames. Officials credit working smoke detectors in helping alert the residents to the fire.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
2nd Alarm Fire now 3000 block 11th St NW. Heavy fire rear porches in 2 two story row houses that has extended inside and into attics. No injuries at this time pic.twitter.com/YKLnEhqsJC— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 9, 2018
Update 2nd Alarm 3000 block 11th St NW. We have stopped the spread of fire along the rear porches. We are aggressively attacking and knocking down fire inside both row houses involved. No injuries reported. pic.twitter.com/GqCsJZ06Vw— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 9, 2018
Early video of 2nd Alarm Fire 3000 block 11th St NW. we anticipate a number of displacements from this fire. pic.twitter.com/ulyhgYJM0I— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 9, 2018