Fire in garage at Washington Hospital Center
A pickup truck with a snow plow attached caught fire in a garage at Washington Hospital Center about 4:30 p.m., said Pete Piringer, a D.C. Fire and Emergency Services spokesman.
The fire happened on the ground floor of the garage which is next to the emergency entrance of Childrens National Medical Center. Officials quickly extinguished the truck, which was engulfed in flames.
No injuries were reported. However, patients on all floors of the nearby 8-floor psychiatric ward had to be sheltered in an auditorium in the building after smoke entered the hospital through windows and some of the building was charred.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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