Thursday, August 14, 2014

Big fire in an apartment building on Belmont: here's how to help fire victims

Last Thursday, the DC Fire & EMS Department responded to a fire on the 1400 block of Belmont Street NW in southern Columbia Heights. It turns out an apartment building caught fire in a two-alarm blaze and dozens of residents were displaced. Thankfully only three people had minor injuries, but in total 74 people were forced to leave their homes.

That's a tough situation, and luckily there's a few ways to help them. NBC4 reports that the Latin American Youth Center, a really good local nonprofit, is taking donations for the displaced residents and families. You can donate here, and make sure to select "Columbia Heights fire victims." Glad some folks are helping.

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