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Arson Investigation: 2600 Block of 33rd Street, SE

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Arson Squad, members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and members of the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services are investigating a residential fire which occurred in the 2600 block of 33rd Street, SE.

On Sunday, February 17, 2013, at approximately 3:13 am an officer reported seeing smoke and fire coming from a residence in the 2600 block of 33rd Street, SE.  Once on the scene, police and fire department members were advised by family members that a female child was unaccounted for.  A short time later, the female child, who was unconscious and not breathing, was located by members of the fire department.  She was transported to a local hospital and admitted in critical condition.  Several other residents of the home escaped the fire and were transported to local hospitals.  A male toddler was treated and released, two adult females were admitted in stable condition, and an adult female was treated and released.

While on the scene, an adult male, who had also escaped the fire, made threats against one of the adult females.  During his arrest he attempted to assault the adult female.

Arrested on the scene and charged with Felony Threats and Simple Assault was 46 year-old Jerome Calvary Lewis of Southeast, Washington, DC.

The investigation is ongoing.