Cars Burned on 16th Street

D.C. Fire and police are investigating

By Tracee Wilkins
|  Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010  |  Updated 11:33 AM EDT
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Police investigate after several vehicles are found on fire in NW D.C.

Police investigate after several vehicles are found on fire in NW D.C.

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Several cars and scooters were found on fire early Wednesday morning in northwest Washington, and police are now trying to determine how it happened.

According to a D.C. Fire spokesman, firefighters were called to the 3600 block of 16th Street NW at about 3:30 a.m. for the report of three scooters on fire.  Shortly after firefighters cleared the scene, they were called back again; this time for two cars on fire on either side of the street.

The fires started at the front of both vehicles, damaging the cars parked in front of the them, as well. One of the car's owners told News4 that the fires lit up the street.

In all, three scooters were destroyed and four cars were badly burned.

The investigation shut down the 3600 block of 16th Street, causing some major backups for commuters during the morning rush.

D.C. Fire spokesman Pete Piringer said accelerant detection dogs located evidence of interest on the scene. The investigation is continuing.

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