Fire starts in trash chute, spreads through DC store, apartments

Trash chute blaze spreads to apartments and store in DC

On Thursday afternoon, DC Fire and EMS successfully extinguished a fire that broke out in Southeast D.C.

At around 1:15 p.m., officials reported that firefighters were responding to a working fire at the 300 block of 11th St. SE.

A trash chute located on the lower level was the origin of the fire that spread to the roof of an apartment building, which also houses a store on its first floor.

According to officials, the fire that was visible has been put out and the crew is currently inspecting for any further spread.

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