WASHINGTON — Crews have extinguished a large brush fire in Northwest D.C.
According to tweets from DC Fire and EMS, the brush fire sparked at Rock Creek Park near Beach Drive and Piney Branch Parkway around 1 p.m.
DC Fire and EMS shared video on Twitter of crews using hose lines in an attempt to protect homes on Quincy Street where the fire was traveling uphill. In a tweet, the fire department said all homes were protected.
Around 2:30 p.m. DC Fire had the fire contained but was working to extinguish hotspots. The fire was upgraded to a two-alarm fire, signaling the need for more firefighters on scene.
The National Park Service claimed in a release Wednesday evening that no personal property was damaged during the fire.
There is no word on what may have caused the fire at this time.
Officials closed Piney Branch Parkway as crews work to extinguish the flames. The roadway has since reopened.
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