How El Dorado fire destroyed Washington home

A fire destroyed a home in Washington, D.C., Thursday night, officials said.

The blaze was started by a person using a propane stove to heat a small area, D&Q Fire Chief Richard Kaczmarek said in a statement.

The person was taken into custody.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, Kaczumarek added.

The home was uninhabitable.

The National Weather Service said the wind chill reached 40 degrees, and there were gusts of 50 to 60 mph.

The fire was reported at 8:25 p.m. at a home on the 900 block of W. 13th St., Kacznarek said.

He said the home was not damaged.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency reported that the National Weather System was forecasting a wind chill of minus-40 degrees on Thursday night.