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3 Taken To Hospital After Apt. Bldg. Fire In DC

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(Credit: AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. fire and police officials say an adult and two children have been taken to a hospital following a blaze at an apartment building.

Officials say the fire broke out in the kitchen of a second-story unit in the 1300 block of Alabama Avenue in southeast Washington early Friday morning. Firefighters arrived to find several residents screaming from balconies on the third-story and used ladders to rescue them.

Officials say the adult and two children were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The fire has been extinguished.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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