Man dead, boy in critical condition after Northwest house fire

Firefighters pull a boy from a house on fire Sunday morning in the 700 block of Kennedy Street, Northwest. (Courtesy D.C. Fire Dept.)

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.