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Tuesday Afternoon Engine Fire Engulfs Car, 1400 Block P Street NW

by Borderstan.com — November 27, 2012 at 5:56 pm 0

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Click above for more images: Car fire on the 1400 block  of P Street NW Tuesday afternoon. (Luis Gomez Photos)

See photos from the car fire today on the 1400 block of P Street.

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

Around 3:20 pm today, November 27, the engine of a Chevy Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) burst into flames on the 1400 block of P Street NW. The front of  the car was engulfed by fire, with a huge stream of dark smoke coming from the car. Fortunately, the husband and wife who were driving the car were able to quickly escape and avoid injury.

The car, a 1998 Chevy SUV was just installed with a newly rebuilt engine three weeks ago, according to the woman from the car. “We bought a warranty on the engine… thank goodness,” the woman said. She said she was able to grab her purse and i-Pad before exiting the car.

DC Fire and Police personnel arrived on the scene as the black flames of smoking were shooting from front of the car; the Fire Department quickly extinguished the fire before it could spread to the rear section of the car. Parts of the burning engine block had fallen onto the street. The incident occurred near Stoney’s Bar and Grill, and Bar 9 near the center of the block of 1400 P Street NW.

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