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More Than 100 Firefighters Respond to Rock Creek Park Brush Fire

The fire broke out near Beach Drive and Piney Branch Parkway NW

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More than 100 firefighters worked to put out a large brush fire in Rock Creek Park in Northwest D.C. Wednesday.

The fire spread to more than two acres of land in the park near Branch Drive at Piney Branch Parkway in the afternoon, D.C. Fire and EMS said. Firefighters also went to Quincy Street NW to catch up to the fire there and keep it away from homes in the area.

Videos show flames and smoke in the woods and firefighters hosing down hot spots.

The fire department said it was a labor intensive operation.

There were no injuries and no homes were damaged, fire officials said.


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