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Double Fire Death Investigation: 1700 Block of R Street, SE

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a double fire death at 1700 R Street, Southeast.

On Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at approximately 10:00 am units from the Sixth District along with personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department responded to the 1700 block of R Street, Southeast, Washington, DC for the report of an apartment building on fire. Upon arrival, DCFEMS personnel reported heavy fire conditions inside of that location.  During fire suppression operations, firefighters discovered two deceased adult victims, one male and one female. Both victims’ remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy and identification.

At this time the cause of the fire has not been determined and is pending further investigation.