Firefighter injured battling Northwest blaze
A firefighter was injured Monday morning while battling a blaze at a home in Northwest D.C., Fire and EMS officials report.
Firefighters responded to a call of a car fire at 500 Peabody St. NW about 9:30 a.m., said fire department spokesman Pete Piringer. When they arrived, they found the car on fire in a garage attached to a two-story rowhouse.
The fire spread into the first floor of the home. A firefighter was injured when the stairs leading from the basement to the first floor gave way.
His injuries are not life-threatening, Piringer said.
The house sustained significant damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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