Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Posted at 9:00 PM ET, 03/ 2/2011

4-year-old injured in fire in NE D.C.

By Clarence Williams

Update, 10:50 p.m.:

Four young children escaped an apartment fire in Northeast D.C. on Wednesday night, but a 4-year-old boy was in critical condition after suffering smoke inhalation, D.C. fire officials said.

Firefighters found the 4-year-old unconscious in a first-floor apartment in the 1700 block of Benning Road about 8:30 p.m., D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer said.

Authorities said the boy's twin brother, a 1-year-old girl, a 3-year-old boy and a 5-year-old boy all escaped the first-floor apartment unharmed. They were to stay with relatives overnight.

A 24-year-old woman suffered burns and possible smoke inhalation, and may have been a relative of the 4-year-old. The woman appeared to have been injured trying to enter the apartment during the fire, Piringer said.

Update, 9:20 p.m.:

The 4-year-old boy who was injured in a fire Wednesday night in Northeast Washington is in critical condition at a local hospital, according to Pete Piringer, a spokesman for the D.C. fire and EMS department. The child suffered from smoke inhalation.

And a woman suffered serious burns to her hands, as well as smoke inhalation, Piringer said.


D.C. firefighters rescued a 4-year-old child from an apartment fire Wednesday night in Northeast Washington.

Firefighters were called to a three-story building in the 1700 block of Benning Road about 8:30 p.m., said Pete Piringer, a spokesman. The toddler was pulled from the building, where fire was showing from the first floor.

The child was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, Piringer said. A second victim, an adult, suffered serious burns to the hands and was taken to a hospital.

By Clarence Williams  | March 2, 2011; 9:00 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Metro bus, school bus collide in NE
Next: Shooting in Beltsville


Was there a responsible adult with the kids when the fire broke out?

Posted by: Bitter_Bill | March 3, 2011 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.

characters remaining

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company