DC firefighters hold dogs down to protect residents while fighting a fire in Southeast

D.C. firefighters saved the day Thursday when they threw their bodies on two dogs who were attacking people while other members were fighting a fire in Southeast. 

D.C. Fire and EMS officials say they were in the 4000 block of South Capitol St. SE when two dogs began attacking residents in the area. 

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(DC Fire and EMS)

Firefighters from Truck 8 threw their bodies on the dogs in an effort to hold them down and stop further attacks before police arrived at the scene. 

Officials say a firefighter and another person were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Humane Rescue Alliance is investigating the incident and the dogs are now being quarantined. 

(DC Fire and EMS)