Apartment building fire displaces 12 people in NW DC

- 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.

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