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2 burned in Georgetown U. campus fire

D.C. fire official says two people were seriously burned when a fire broke out on the campus of Georgetown University.

The fire broke out on the second floor of the campus' New North building in the 3700 block of O Street northwest around 2:45 a.m. Thursday.

D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Pete Piringer says firefighters found two people, cleaning personnel, suffering from burns.

Piringer says an activated sprinkler contained the fire and firefighters suppressed the rest of the fire. He says the two patients were taken to MedStar with serious and life-threatening injuries.

Piringer says the cause of the fire is under investigation.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 15, 2010; 7:51 AM ET
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety , Schools , The District  
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