Marines Rush to Save Seniors From Raging Inferno
About 100 Marines ran to assist DC Fire and EMS rescue senior citizens who needed help during the evacuation of the Arthur Capper Senior Building in the 900 block of 5th Street.
Lyndsey Medsker captured video of the Marines in a full sprint heading toward the smoke and flames.
Four people were transported to the hospital with minor, non-life-threatening injuries, fire officials say.
It is believed all occupants of the building got out safely and were accounted for following searches of the building.
In addition to the bravery of 100 Leathernecks, neighbors have received praise from city officials for rushing inside the building and getting residents to safety.