Toyota burns on K Street, causing snarl

Photo by Bill Starrels
A Toyota burned on K Street
A Toyota burned on K Street

On Friday night a Toyota caught fire near K Street and 27th NW just before 6:00 pm at the height of the evening rush hour.  The D.C. Fire Department arrived a few minutes later and quickly extinguished the flames. No one was hurt. By 6:30 D.C. officials had towed the burned car and re-opened the intersection.

Georgetown ANC Commissioner Bill Starrels happened to drive by and called 911 after seeing flames.  Starrels said, "DCFD and MPD did an excellent job, very efficient, and we're all happy that no one was injured."

DCFD arrives on the scene (Photo by: Bill Starrels) DCFD arrives on the scene

Even with quick action by D.C. officials, traffic backed up significantly on K Street (Photo by: Bill Starrels) Even with quick action by D.C. officials, traffic backed up significantly on K Street