“Garbage fire” is no longer just a figure of speech.
A Buzzfeed reporter spotted a real-life version of the turn of phrase outside of Capital Teas (1627 Connecticut Ave. NW) around 3:15 p.m. today.
An actual garbage fire in DC. pic.twitter.com/rMQmyjyTMY
— Kyle Blaine (@kyletblaine) April 13, 2016
Though a D.C. Fire and EMS crew rushed to the scene to put out the fire, a Capital Teas employee had extinguished the tiny blaze by the time a truck arrived, according to two firefighters on the scene.
A look inside the trash bin revealed, well, a soggy mess of charred trash. It was immediately unclear how the garbage fire began.