DC Fire Fighters Die in Cherry Road Fire

May 30, 1999

Two Washington, DC fire fighters die from injuries sustained while fighting a townhouse fire. The fire started in the basement and progressed up to the first floor. A smoke detector was in the house and alerted residents who made their way out to safety. Due to a blast of heat, one fire fighter was knocked unconscious and died of asphyxiation. The second fire fighter died from third-degree burns.

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