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Man, child seriously injured following 2-alarm DC house fire

A man and a child are in critical condition after a fire in a Northwest D.C. row home this morning, according to fire officials.

The fire broke out just after 9:30 a.m. in the basement of a 2-story row house on Kennedy Street and 7th Street.

Firefighters were able to pull the child and the man from the home who were transported to a hospital in critical condition.

2 alarms were called, and about 20 units and 100 firefighters responded to fight the blaze.

On Twitter, D.C. fire posted that the firefighters “engaged in a vigorous search and rescue operation and fought the flames in high heat.”

The fire has been knocked down and is currently under investigation.

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