Homicide Detectives Investigating DC Fire Deaths

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Two people were killed and two firefighters were injured in a two-alarm fire in Washington. (credit: Washington, DC Fire Fighters Association)

Two people were killed and two firefighters were injured in a two-alarm fire in Washington. (credit: Washington, DC Fire Fighters Association)

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) – Two people killed in a Southeast apartment fire Tuesday have been identified and their deaths are being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch.

The R Street blaze claimed the lives of 51-year-old Glenn Morris Williams and 56-year-old Diane Toogood, both of no fixed address, police said. Their remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Three D.C. firefighters sustained injuries in the fire, but none are considered serious.

D.C. Deputy Fire Chief Edward Pearson said the building was boarded up and should have been vacant. Investigators are trying to determine how the victims made their way inside the building.

The two-alarm fire forced neighbors to evacuate and caused damage to two adjacent buildings.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

View more photos of the fire here.

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