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Posted at 8:13 PM ET, 02/11/2010

Man injured in rowhouse fire in D.C.

By Erica Johnston

A man suffered serious burns and possible smoke inhalation Thursday night when his Capitol Hill rowhouse caught fire, D.C. fire officials said.

Firefighters found heavy fire pouring of the house in the 500 block of Tennessee Avenue NE just after 8 p.m., said Pete Piringer, a fire and emergency services department spokesman.

A man in his 20s who lived in the home got out before firefighters arrived, but suffered burns to his face and hands and possible smoke inhalation, Piringer said.

The victim was taken to Washington Hospital Center's burn unit with serious but not life- threatening injuries, Piringer said.

Firefighter extinguished the fire in about 15 minutes The cause of the fire is under investigation.

-- Clarence Williams

By Erica Johnston  | February 11, 2010; 8:13 PM ET
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