D.C. firefighters rescue residents hanging from windows in NW fire

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Firefighters rescued people who were hanging out of windows, trapped by a fire in a Northwest D.C. apartment building Sunday afternoon.

D.C. Fire/EMS responded to reports of the fire breaking out about 1:52 p.m. at 1371 Peabody Street NW in a three-story building. First reports say the fire might have started in the basement.

A resident of the building tells ABC7 it might have been arson, but that has not been confirmed by fire officials. The resident says there was another fire there about a week ago.