WASHINGTON - D.C. firefighters say a man is dead and a child is in critical condition after getting pulled from a house fire Sunday morning in Northwest.
The blaze started around 10 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of Kennedy Street, Northwest in the Brightwood neighborhood.
The house is a row home in the middle of the block. Firefighters say the fire started in the basement before rising to the upper two floors.
They took the man and boy to a nearby hospital, where the man later died of his injuries. The boy remains in critical condition.
Two D.C. police officers also went to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Firefighters say another five people were displaced by the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates.