- (Courtesy: Vito Maggiolo, D.C. Fire and EMS)
UPDATE 10:51 p.m.: D.C. Fire and EMS reports 21 residents of the Windsor House Apartments were displaced by the fire.
Six people — three civilians and three firefighters — were taken to hospitals, though none of the injuries was considered life-threatening.
While the fire is believed to be accidental, it's exact cause remains under investigation.
UPDATE 6:06 p.m.: A D.C. Fire and EMS spokesperson says 120 firefighters were brought in the battle the blaze and rescue residents trapped by the smoke. The fire broke out on the ninth floor and quickly spread to the roof of the Windsor House apartments at 1444 Rhode Island Ave. NW.
Two residents suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries, fire officials said. The type of injuries was not specified.
The fire was extinguished.
Displaced residents are sheltering in a neighboring apartment complex for the moment. D.C. Fire and EMS's Vito Maggiolo captured scenes of the fire on video:
UPDATE 5:32 P.M.: According to eyewitness reports, 14th Street NW is open going north, but closed off headed south below P Street.
TBD is also collecting eyewitness photos from the fire. You can see them after the jump.
UPDATE, 5:28 p.m.: D.C. Fire and EMS reports the blaze at the Windsor House apartments on Rhode Island Avenue has gone to three alarms.
Firefighters have had to rescue people from the 10-story building. Two injuries have been reported. The extent of the injuries was not immediately clear.
Prince George's County firefighters have been dispatched to cover D.C. fire stations that responded to the fire.
UPDATE, 5:10 P.M.: The Washington Post's Jonathan O'Connell is tweeting from the scene of what is reportedly an apartment fire at the Windsor House apartments at 14th Street NW and Rhode Island Avenue.
O'Connell said the fire appeared to be on the ninth floor. Several fire vehicles arrived before 5 p.m. and the fire now seems to be "more smoke than fiame."
The fire is impacting traffic in the area.
D.C. Fire and EMS is on the scene of a two-alarm fire in the Logan Circle area.
The fire was reported in the 1400 block of Rhode Island Ave. NW.
The affected building is reportedly a high rise. This post will be updated.