Emergency crews rushed to the scene of a fire on the 1600 block of Riggs Place NW this morning.
When crews arrived around 8 a.m., firefighters discovered smoke coming from of a home. After cutting through bars on the home’s windows, emergency personnel discovered and extinguished the source of the smoke: a small kitchen fire.
D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Tim Wilson said there were no injuries related to the fire.
A deadly fire claimed the lives of Nina May Brekelmans, 25, and 24-year-old Michael Patrick McLoughlin on the same block in June.
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The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department has identified a second victim in the deadly fire that occurred on the 1600 block of Riggs Place early Wednesday morning.
Police say Nina May Brekelmans, 25, was the second person killed by the fire.
Police identified the first victim, 24-year-old Michael Patrick McLoughlin, yesterday evening.