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Man dies in D.C. apartment fire

Washington Post Editors

A Northeast Washington man who barricaded himself in his apartment and set it in on fire Tuesday has died, authorities said Wednesday morning.

Police called to the 300 block of 56th St. NE around 10 p.m. Tuesday evening discovered smoke coming from a first-floor apartment, according to a spokesman with the District’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

Around midnight, police were able to remove the apartment’s occupant and determine no one else was in the apartment.

The occupant, a 50-year-old man, was treated at the scene with significant burn injuries and was later taken to MedStar’s burn unit where he died early this morning.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.

-- Keith L. Alexander

By Washington Post Editors  |  September 8, 2010; 10:05 AM ET
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety , Keith L. Alexander , The District , Updates  
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Comments

It's EmerGency Medical Services, not Emerency Medical Services. That's one even spellcheck should have gotten!

Posted by: kejones4 | September 8, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

There is no quality control at the Post anymore...

Posted by: ceebee2 | September 8, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Emerency! Emmmeeeeeereeeency!


Gimme a G!

Posted by: Silly_Willy_Bulldog | September 8, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

you 3 really need to find something to do if one little type-o gets you going. go get a job or find someone to bother!

Posted by: canda14 | September 8, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Thnak you Canda14!

Posted by: bobby31 | September 8, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Maybe they're like me--I HATE typos! Of course, I sort of make a living spelling things right.

Posted by: mbrumble | September 8, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

But I can't send a comment correctly. Sorry about the double posting.

Posted by: mbrumble | September 8, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

mbrumble - You should not begin a sentence with but. :)

Posted by: gonchpup | September 8, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

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