A woman died of a fire on December 4 in a house in the Bloomingdale district of northwestern Washington. (D.C. fire service) Peter Hermann Journalist covering the crimes, especially the District Police Department December 5, at 11:04. A woman who died after a fire Tuesday night in the Bloomingdale district of northwestern Washington was identified, police said. Annie Maiden, 96, who lived in the row house that burned, was saved from the first floor. She later died at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, police and fire officials announced. The 1800 block fire from North Capitol Street NW was declared around 7:10 pm. Two people living in the basement escaped unharmed, fire officials said. Vito Maggiolo, a spokesman for Washington's Department of Fire Services and Emergency Medical Services, said Wednesday that investigators have not yet determined the cause or the origin from the fire. Officials said that there were no functioning smoke detectors inside the two-story townhouse. The fire was confined to the first floor. "Smoke detectors in good working order are the key to survival in today's fast-paced fires," the fire department said in a statement released on Twitter on Wednesday. .