(Updated at 2:24 p.m.) A car caught fire near the intersection of 11th and L streets NW earlier today, says D.C. Fire and EMS.
Parker Willie, the Adams Morgan resident who owned the car, told a Borderstan reporter on the scene that he noticed that the car’s breaks didn’t feel right, so he pulled over and called a mechanic.
“The brakes starting failing, depressing very slowly and then the brake light came on,” Willie said.
His BMW 525i erupted into flames shortly thereafter.
D.C. Fire and EMS arrived at the scene within 3 to 5 minutes after Willie dialled 911. The fire was extinguished soon after.
“I feel pretty good, just a little shaken up,” Willie said.