Military Road assisted living fire contained by firefighters

(Photo: Mike Rudd)

Residents at an assisted living facility on Military Road in Northwest sheltered in place overnight when a small fire broke out in the bathroom of a second-floor unit.

Firefighters were able to quickly control the fire, which was also weakened by the building's sprinkler system. Emergency medical services evaluated residents on the scene and transported one resident to a hospital for precautionary treatment of smoke inhalation.

The fire and subsequent investigation briefly closed Military Road between 27th and 29th Street NW, but that stretch has since reopened.