WASHINGTON - A dog was injured and three firefighters were transported to the hospital while fighting a two-alarm fire Tuesday afternoon at a three-story apartment building in Northwest D.C., according to D.C. Fire and EMS.
The apartment building caught fire in the 1300 block of 12th Street Tuesday afternoon. Everyone got out of the complex safely, although one dog was badly burned and transported to a local veterinarian. Two of the firefighters were hospitalized due to heat-related injuries while a third firefighter suffered a twisted ankle.
In addition to dealing with the hot weather, about 100 firefighters at the scene dealt with a propane tank from the grill that exploded.
Flames were seen shooting from the roof of the building and the blaze impacted eight units while also spreading to an adjacent home. Fire officials said 12 people have been displaced.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Units attacking fire in 1300 block 12 St NW pic.twitter.com/YsN3Izfk9F— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 26, 2016
1300 block 12 St NW is now a 2 alarm fire pic.twitter.com/vV88cJieaD— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 26, 2016
We continue to attack the fire and working to prevent spread to adjacent building. No injuries at present pic.twitter.com/wd985UpeCm— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 26, 2016