Junior firefighter saves woman from NE DC apartment fire

A woman was injured in northeast DC on Sunday afternoon after a fire broke out in an apartment building. Her rescuer was a young firefighter with only six months on the job.

A woman was injured in northeast DC on Sunday afternoon after a fire broke out in an apartment building. Her rescuer was a young firefighter with only six months on the job.

According to DC firefighters, the fire started around 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon in a three-story apartment building near I and 21st streets NE.

Trainee firefighter Kojo Saunders of Engine 10 located and rescued a grown woman from her burning apartment. Saunders is the second trainee firefighter to perform a rescue in 2022.

After the woman was rescued, firefighters were able to contain and extinguish the flames. Firefighters remained on site Sunday afternoon to determine the causes of the fire.

The rescued woman was taken to hospital for treatment. No other injuries were reported.

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