One person was killed Thursday afternoon in a fire in an apartment in Northwest Washington’s Adams Morgan neighborhood, according to the D.C. fire department.

A spokesman, Tim Wilson, said the fire was reported about 1:50 p.m. and was confined to the basement of the house in the 1600 block of Beekman Place NW. He said the victim was pronounced dead in the house, which is divided into four apartments.

The person’s name and age were not immediately released. Wilson said the fire was extinguished in about 20 minutes. A cause has not been determined.

Beekman Place is on the southern edge of Adams Morgan, just west of Meridian Hill Park.

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