(Updated at 3:24 p.m.) Two children and one adult were taken to the hospital after firefighters battled a fire inside of a three-story house in Columbia Heights earlier this afternoon.
The blaze began in the basement of a home on the 1200 block of Columbia Road NW, said D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Oscar Mendez. As of 2:40 p.m., the fire had been extinguished.
The children that were taken to the hospital did not appear to be seriously injured, said Battalion Chief Henry Welsh. Another person was taken to the hospital for possible smoke inhalation, Mendez said.
Firefighters are still investigating the cause of the fire.