Engineers discovered the tenant when they heard shouting days after fire gutted the Washington DC senior housing complex

Engineers inspecting the wreckage of a public housing complex gutted by fire five days ago found a 74-year-old tenant inside, alive and well, on Monday.

The discovery of the elderly survivor adds an improbable postscript to the fire that struck the Arthur Capper Senior Public Housing complex in southeast Washington DC last Wednesday. The fire started near the top of the building around 3pm, and a large section of the roof collapsed about three hours later.

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