Props to DCFD – Quick Response to Car B Que at 6th and L St, NW

by Prince Of Petworth June 17, 2016 at 9:20 am 3 Comments


A reader reports:

“two cars caught on fire on the 1100 block of 6th Street NW this morning sometime after 8am.

911 was called at 8:20am and the fire department arrived two minutes later. By the time I left my house at 8:35, the fire was completely put out and I would have been none the wiser if I hadn’t seen it leaving my house.

Thanks DC Fire and other em​ergency responders for saving the neighborhood!

Anyone else see anything?”

  • Car-B-Cue2

    Didn’t see anything regarding this incident but my car also caught fire this morning (13th and S St NW). I moved my car from one parking spot to another at 6:30am, walked to a coffee shop, ordered a drink and returned home to find police blocking 13th St, a fire truck in front of the house I live in, and my car surrounded by firemen. This all happened in 15 minutes! Apparently a police officer driving by saw smoke and reported it. Major props to the DCPD and DCFD for their quick actions. The fire was contained and didn’t have the opportunity to spread. Most importantly, no one was hurt. I hope the same for this incident.

    • Bullwinkle

      Sorry this happened to you. At the risk of sounding naive – as these car-b-cues are a new concept for me – you think it was deliberately torched or a strange malfunction of some type? I sold my car four years ago and don’t miss it at all.

      • Car-B-Cue2

        New to me too! Today’s been quite a learning experience, I’m still processing it all. I doubt it was deliberate (speaking for my situation), but who knows. The DCFD fire investigator said it was an accidental mechanical fire. It was weird to hear there was another car fire in DC the same day, several hours later, since they’re not very common. Waiting to hear back from the insurance investigator.


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