Foggy Bottom Food Truck Fire Critically Injures at Least One Person

by November 16, 2016 at 2:15 pm 0

(Updated at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 17) A fire erupted inside a food truck in Foggy Bottom, critically injuring at least one person Wednesday afternoon, according to a D.C. Fire and EMS Department spokesman.

The blaze started in The House Of Falafel’s Falafel Bus vehicle near 21st and H streets NW about 2 p.m. Less than 20 minutes later, the fire was out.

In addition to the critically injured individual, who was rushed to a local hospital, two other people received injuries in the blaze, D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Doug Buchanan told Borderstan. Those individuals also were hospitalized.

Photos from the scene initially showed black smoke billowing from the food truck parked near Kogan Plaza on George Washington University’s campus. A Borderstan editor later saw a vehicle charred by flames.

Improper fueling or refueling of a generator on the truck likely caused the fire, Buchanan said. The vehicle’s equipment was functioning correctly.

Photos of fire courtesy of Beth Ethier and Eve Zhurbinskiy


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