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January 28, 2004
Three jump to escape DC fire
By Alan Etter 

Dispatched approximately 10:30 AM, this house fire caused extensive damage and produced three civilian injuries.

Engines 27 & 18 arrived with Trucks 13 & 7 in the front to find heavy fire issuing from sides A & D on the first floor.  Firefighters also found that three people had jumped from second floor windows.  Medics treated a 68-year-old man and two teenagers, ages 17 and 15, on the scene.  The man suffered a broken ankle while the teens suffered cuts and scrapes.  They were transported to local hospitals for further treatement.  There was a fourth person in the home, but she was able to escape the house unharmed.

Investigators have determined the fire to be incendiary in nature.  They have determined the fire was set using an open flame and an ignitable liquid.  No suspects have been identified.