2 women die after early morning house fire in northwest DC

Authorities say two women who were pulled from an early morning house fire in northwest D.C. have died. 

Police have identified the victims as 87-year-old Lina Russ and 64-year-old Dorlin Russ.

Dorlin Russ, 64 (L) Lina Russ, 87 (R)

The fire was reported around 3 a.m. in the 7200 block of 8th Street.

Firefighters pulled the two victims from the second floor of the home, where they were then transported to a hospital with critical injuries. DC Fire and EMS said the two women later died from their injuries. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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