Two people died from their injuries and 40 apartments became uninhabitable after an apartment building fire that broke out in Southwest DC on Tuesday morning.
The fire took place on the third floor of a building in the 300 block G Street at Capitol Park Tower around 2 am, according to officials.
Approximately 100 firefighters put out the blaze in 15 minutes and pulled two individuals out of the eight-story building.
During their work, DC Fire and EMS had to call a second alarm to receive additional assistance inside the building.
On Wednesday, the Department announced the tragic news, naming the victims as 44-year-old Rashidah Denton of Southwest DC and 43-year-old John Wesley Hunt of Northeast DC.
#DCsBravest are saddened to notify the community that the two victims of the 2 Alarm fire in the 300 block of G St SW are deceased. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family and friends. The victims were an adult male and female.
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) February 22, 2022
One other person was reportedly evaluated for injuries after the fire.
The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is currently investigating the deaths and DC Fire is working to identify the cause of the fire.