Three people were transported to a hospital after a fire at a Howard University dorm early Wednesday morning.
According to D.C. police officials, the call came in at approximately 12:31 a.m. regarding a fire in a room on the 4th floor of 2601 16th St., which is Meridian Hill Hall.
We’re told two students and a security guard suffered smoke inhalation. Police say they were conscious and transported to a local hospital.
The nine-story building was evacuated until the scene was cleared. Everyone was allowed back inside and road closures were lifted at approximately 3:15 a.m.