Apartment Fire: Residents Leaped From Windows, One Victim Hospitalized

Reports of more than two dozen residents evacuated.

A three-alarm fire in an Arlington apartment building Sunday morning has sent one resident to the hospital.

One victim was transported to the hospital due to smoke inhalation, according to the Arlington Fire Department's Twitter feed. Three others were transported with non-fire related conditions.

The building was at 850 South Greenbrier. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it appears an oxygen tank contributed to the spread of the fire, according to the department.

Residents reportedly leaped from windows to escape the fire that started in a second floor apartment, according to the Washington Post. The affordable housing complex houses 116 families, including senior citizens, according to the Post. Read more of The Washington Post report.

WJLA notes that about two dozen residents were evacuated. The fire department reported later in the day that many residents were expected to return after dinner Sunday night. Read more of the WJLA report.

Capt. Bill Shelton, with the Arlington County Fire Marshal's Office, told WTOP that the fire started in apartment 213, sometime after a resident left at 7 a.m. Read more of the WTOP report.


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