Fire breaks out at Potomac Plaza Terraces

Firefighters exit Potomac Plaza Terraces, after residents were evacuated Sunday night due to an oven fire on the sixth floor. Desiree Halpern | Contributing Photo Editor
Firefighters exit Potomac Plaza Terraces after residents were evacuated Sunday night due to an oven fire on the sixth floor. Desiree Halpern | Contributing Photo Editor

Residents were evacuated after a fire broke out at the Potomac Plaza Terraces on Sunday night, D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Tim Wilson said.

At least 10 police and fire vehicles arrived on the 700 block of 24th Street at about 6:45 p.m. after residents said a kitchen fire broke out on the sixth floor of the apartment complex.

Rebekah Genauer, who lives in the building, said an oven fire started in the kitchen of a sixth-floor apartment, which then spread to the panelling of the room. She added that the firefighters were using water on the sixth and seventh floors.

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