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Posted at 4:53 PM ET, 02/23/2011

Woman rescued from D.C. fire

By Clarence Williams

D.C. firefighters rescued a woman Wednesday from an apartment fire in Northwest Washington, officials said.

Firefighters responded to a fire at a three-story building in the 200 block of W Street about 2:45 p.m., said Pete Piringer, a fire department spokesman. A woman was found unconscious inside the building, where the fire appeared to have started in a second-floor apartment, he said.

The woman was taken to the hyperbaric chamber at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with life-threatening injuries, Piringer said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, he said.

By Clarence Williams  | February 23, 2011; 4:53 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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