DC’s Canal Road reopens after overnight fire in wooded area

Northwest D.C.’s Canal Road reopened to traffic Thursday morning after fire crews and police responded to a brush fire late Wednesday.

Firefighters were dispatched to a wooden area near Canal, Foxhall and Lingan roads around 9:30 p.m. after multiple calls reporting a brush fire.

A D.C. police officer was injured during the blaze, D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Vito Maggiolo said. No further information was immediately available.

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the fire. U.S. Park Police expect the road to remain closed until around noon as crews work to remove debris.

Rob Stallworth in the WTOP Traffic Center said the road reopened to traffic about 10:30 a.m.

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Below is a map of the area:

Alejandro Alvarez

Alejandro Alvarez joined WTOP as a digital reporter and editor in June 2018. He is a writer and photojournalist focusing on politics, political activism and national affairs, with recent multimedia contributions to Reuters, MSNBC and PBS.

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