Fire in 1300 block Columbia Rd NW leaves five homeless

A family of five is homeless after a fire in their apartment today. DC firefighters were called to the 1300 block of Columbia Rd NW and found three children and an adult huddled on a balcony.

Firefighters led the victims to safety through the interior of the apartment while they fought the blaze.

The fire displaced the apartment’s residents, three children and two adults. Red Cross aid has been requested.