U.S. Marines save dozens of seniors from an apartment fire in Washington D.C.

Dozens of senior citizens were saved from a raging apartment fire thanks to Washington D.C. firefighters and several U.S. Marines, eyewitness video showed.

The Marines, who weren't wearing fire gear, sprinted toward the two-alarm fire at the Arthur Capper Senior Public Housing building in Washington on Wednesday.

"Marines rushed into the building to rescue those who needed assistance and evacuated residents to the Marine Barracks Washington Annex where they were checked and treated for any injuries and sheltered until their loved ones arrived," according to a statement from the Marines posted on Facebook.

The Marines who responded were from a barracks located just down the street from the inflamed building.

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