Brush Fire Along I-395 Near the Pentagon

by ARLnow.com June 25, 2012 at 4:07 pm 4,205 6 Comments


Smoke could be seen near the Pentagon this afternoon due to a brush fire.

The fire and the resulting smoke was seen in the median near the southbound I-395/Route 1 split.

Arlington County firefighters arrived on the scene and quickly extinguished the fire, but not before it scorched some dry brush in the median. Two lanes of southbound I-395 are currently blocked by the fire department activity.

Update at 4:10 p.m. — An accident with two injuries was reported in the same area at the time of the brush fire. It’s unclear if the two incidents are related.

Update at 4:50 p.m. — The scene has been cleared. All lanes are open.

  • Jerome

    Probably someone from Woodbridge tossing their camel unfiltered out the window.

    • blueflipflops

      looks more like a menthol fire to me.

    • esmith69

      You’re probably right, at least that it might have been a smoker improperly discarding.

      I really don’t know why kids these days are not taught that this is the same thing as typical littering. At least then they could go back to their parents and make them feel guilty when they see them do it.

      • CrystalMikey

        I hate littered cigarette butts as much as the next person, but I tend to see a more older folks tossing them out.

  • Arlingtonian

    I thought smokers NEVER toss lit cigarettes out the window, ever. Not once in the history of civilization.

  • It sad, that ARLNOW never said about passing great Arlington resident, Mr. Sydney Albrittain. He did so much for the county! It is shame that nobody notice his passing.The big DITTMAR.


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