December 8, 2023

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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) — A man is dead and a woman is injured after bthey were rescued from a Northeast, D.C. dwelling fire Sunday, according to D.C. Fire officials.

At approximately 10:55 a.m., fire officials say four fire companies responded to the 5800 block of Eastern Avenue NE and found a man trapped in a dwelling fire.

Fire officials say it was difficult to rescue that man due to extreme pack-rat conditions through the home.

Firefighters were able to knock out the fire and rescue the man. Fire officials say a woman was also rescued from the fire with non-life threatening injuries.

The man was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, fire officials said. This man died later on Sunday, officials said.

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