Elderly Woman Critically Injured In Northwest DC House Fire

7:15 PM, Nov 19, 2010   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A woman remains in critical condition after a fire that broke out in a Northwest DC home sent her to the hospital with critical burn injuries.

Deputy Chief Kenneth Crosswhite, spokesperson for DC Fire and EMS, says firefighters responded to a report of a house fire in the 400 block of Luray Place around 8:50 Friday morning.

Crews arriving on scene found flames showing from the second floor of a two-story row house. Crosswhite says an elderly woman was trapped by the flames and had to be rescued by firefighters. The woman suffered burn injuries and was transported to Medstar in critical condition.

Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control around 9:00 a.m.

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