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Posted at 5:17 PM ET, 11/22/2010

Man found dead in NW D.C. home after fire

By Washington Post editors

UPDATE:
The body of a man was discovered Monday afternoon in a Columbia Heights rowhouse after firefighters put out a blaze, D.C. Fire and EMS reported.

Firefighters were called to the house at 3602 16th Street NW about 3:30 p.m., said fire department spokesman Pete Piringer. Flames could be seen coming from the top windows of the three-story home.

After the blaze was extinguished, firefighters discovered the body of a man in a bedroom, Piringer said.

The house appeared to undergoing renovations, Piringer said. Construction equipment was found in the home.

If it is determined that the unidentified man died because of the fire, his death would be the 9th fire fatality of the year, Piringer said.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. Portions of 16th Street remain blocked in both directions.

Body found in NW D.C. home after fire
4:07 p.m.
A body was discovered Monday afternoon in a Northwest home after firefighters put out a blaze, D.C. Fire and EMS reported.

Firefighters were called to a house fire in the 3600 block of 16th Street near Oak Street NW. They found fire coming from several windows on the second floor. After the fire was extinguished firefighters discovered a victim in a bedroom. The person was declared dead at the scene.

By Washington Post editors  | November 22, 2010; 5:17 PM ET
Categories:  DC  
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