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D.C. firefighter dies after fighting 2-alarm apartment fire in Shaw

A firefighter died Wednesday after fighting an apartment fire in the 1300 block of Seventh Street NW.

Lt. Kevin McRae’s cousin also was a D.C. firefighter who died in the line of duty, officials said.

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    D.C. firefighter dies after fighting 2-alarm apartment fire in Shaw

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