Carter Barron Amphitheater stage in DC catches fire

The Carter Barron Amphitheater stage in Northwest D.C. caught fire on Sunday afternoon.

D.C. Fire and EMS officials say that the fire burned underneath the stage but have yet to say what caused the flames. Firefighters extinguished the flames.

The National Park Service’s popular location closed in 2017 after the agency determined that the same stage could not support the weight of performances.

The stage has yet to be formally rebuilt, though NPS has announced preliminary design efforts.

The park service said it is working to secure funding to design and rehabilitate the popular arena. It remains closed to the public.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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