WASHINGTON - A 9-year-old child who was pulled from a deadly fire in the 700 block of Kennedy Street, Northwest on Sunday has died, police officials confirmed on Wednesday.
The child has been identified as Yafety Solomon.
D.C. Fire and EMS officials say a box alarm was sounded at around 9:40 a.m. for a fire on Aug. 18.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, they saw smoke showing from all floors and the basement of the two-story home.
During a search for victims, fire officials say firefighters had a hard time moving through the home due to the "cut-up layout of the interior, as well as security bars in unexpected locations, including behind inside doorways."
Firefighters located a man and the boy in the rear of the first floor. They were carried outside unconscious and not breathing. The man later succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.
Fire officials say a woman who fled the home before firefighters arrived at the scene was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
Five other occupants of the home were displaced.