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One burned in 2-Alarm Northwest DC house fire

5:08 AM, Jul 22, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Firefighters battled an early morning blaze inside a home in northwest DC, which has left one person burned.

Metropolitan Police officials say the first call for help came in shortly after 3:30 Monday morning, reporting a house fire at 5114 Cathedral Avenue near MacArthur Boulevard. According to a tweet from the DC Fire Fighters Association, Local 36, units responded to the scene and called for a second alarm.

The union also reports one civilian was burned and transported to a local hospital. At this time the extent of the victim's injury is unknown.

Right now the fire is under control, with crews checking for hot spots. 

MPD has shut down the 4900 block to 5200 block of Cathedral Avenue to allow room for fire equipment. So far the incident has not affected MacArthur Blvd. or Arizona Avenue.

An investigation into the incident is underway.

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