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Posted at 10:39 PM ET, 11/28/2010

Fire closes lanes on 14th St. Bridge

By Martin Weil


Update, 11:40 p.m.:

Fire broke out Sunday night on a construction barge in the Potomac River underneath the 14th Street Bridge, a D.C. fire department spokesman said.

The fire, which broke out about 10 p.m., initially sent thick smoke swirling around the area and some bridge lanes were reported closed for a time.

D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer said a generator on the bridge apparently caught fire, igniting materials on the barge.

Fire trucks and two fire boats were used to quell the flames. No injuries were reported.


Earlier:

Several lanes of the 14th Street Bridge were closed Sunday night after fire broke out under the bridge.

The fire was reported about 10 p.m. in construction materials beneath the bridge.

By Martin Weil  | November 28, 2010; 10:39 PM ET
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