5 Days After A Building Went Up In Flames, Workers Discovered One Apartment Was Never Evacuated

A Washington, D.C. affordable-housing facility playing home to 190 elderly residents dramatically burst into flames in September 2018. But while officials thought that they had accounted for all of the building’s tenants, they realized five days after the blaze that one unit hadn’t been evacuated when the fire had broken out.

In 2007 construction finished on the Arthur Capper Senior Apartments – touted as one of Washington, D.C.’s “most sought-after” living facilities of its kind. Residents could choose between one- and two-bedroom apartments, all of which were situated within easy reach of the city center.

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