Woman critically hurt in NW Washington apartment fire

A woman was critically injured in a fire that broke out early Wednesday in her apartment in Northwest Washington’s Cleveland Park neighborhood, the D.C. fire department said.

The victim was taken to George Washington University Hospital in critical condition, said spokesman Tim Wilson. An update on her condition was not available Wednesday afternoon.

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The fire was first reported about 2:30 a.m. on the third floor of a five-story apartment building in the 3600 block of Connecticut Avenue NW, near the Cleveland Park Metro station.

Wilson said the fire was quickly extinguished. A cause has not been determined.

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