Update, 10:50 p.m.:
Four young children escaped an apartment fire in Northeast D.C. on Wednesday night, but a 4-year-old boy was in critical condition after suffering smoke inhalation, D.C. fire officials said.
Firefighters found the 4-year-old unconscious in a first-floor apartment in the 1700 block of Benning Road about 8:30 p.m., D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer said.
Authorities said the boy's twin brother, a 1-year-old girl, a 3-year-old boy and a 5-year-old boy all escaped the first-floor apartment unharmed. They were to stay with relatives overnight.
A 24-year-old woman suffered burns and possible smoke inhalation, and may have been a relative of the 4-year-old. The woman appeared to have been injured trying to enter the apartment during the fire, Piringer said.
Update, 9:20 p.m.:
The 4-year-old boy who was injured in a fire Wednesday night in Northeast Washington is in critical condition at a local hospital, according to Pete Piringer, a spokesman for the D.C. fire and EMS department. The child suffered from smoke inhalation.
And a woman suffered serious burns to her hands, as well as smoke inhalation, Piringer said.
D.C. firefighters rescued a 4-year-old child from an apartment fire Wednesday night in Northeast Washington.
Firefighters were called to a three-story building in the 1700 block of Benning Road about 8:30 p.m., said Pete Piringer, a spokesman. The toddler was pulled from the building, where fire was showing from the first floor.
The child was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, Piringer said. A second victim, an adult, suffered serious burns to the hands and was taken to a hospital.