WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJZ) — Firefighters in Washington, D.C. discovered a body as they search through the charred remains of an apartment building.

Investigators say the man’s body was found on the top floor of the building in the 1300 block of Peabody Street in northwest D.C.

RELATED: More Than 200 D.C. Residents Displaced By Fire

Firefighters used ladders to rescue some residents. Others jumped to firefighters to flee the blaze.

Five firefighters were hurt while battling the large fire yesterday morning.

The fire forced 200 people from their homes. The Red Cross is now helping those in need.

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