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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 03/22/2010

Firefighter injured battling Northwest blaze

By Washington Post editors

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.

By Washington Post editors  | March 22, 2010; 10:30 AM ET
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