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Two are hospitalized after Oxon Hill fire

Two people suffered smoke inhalation injuries Thursday night when a fire broke out in an Oxon Hill apartment building, and firefighters rescued a woman in her 60s, Prince George’s County fire officials said.

Firefighters responded to a blaze in the 2100 block of Alice Avenue and found fire in a second-floor unit about 6:30 p.m., said Mark Brady, a fire department spokesman.

Firefighters pulled the woman from an apartment and she was taken to a hospital in critical condition with apparent smoke inhalation, Fire Chief Marc Bashoor said in a tweet.

A man, also in his 60s, sustained smoke injuries and was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

A third person was evaluated by medics at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation, Brady said.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.

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