Blaze at Lincoln Memorial Triggers Major Emergency Response, Causes One Hospitalization

Blaze at Lincoln Memorial Triggers Major Emergency Response, Causes One Hospitalization

A fire broke out Thursday morning in a kiosk located near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

One person was injured in the fire.

Firefighters responded shortly after 7 a.m. when the kiosk was ablaze, according to WUSA-TV.

U.S. Park Police say the structure, which was located on the north side of the Lincoln Memorial,  was a temporary structure that had a permit to be on the National Mall, according to WRC-TV.

WPDE-TV reported that the structure was a concession kiosk.

The man injured in the fire was taken to a local hospital by a U.S. Park Police helicopter, according to  D.C. Fire. His injuries were not considered life-threatening, according to WRC.

Park Police said the victim has a connection to the kiosk. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A post on X from D.C. Fire and EMS that was posted at 7:42 a.m. said “Propane tanks have been secured. The victim has been flown to an area trauma center with serious non life threatening injuries.”

The video showed what appeared to be two charred propane tanks on the ground outside the structure.


WPDE-TV reported that U.S. Park Police said that after the fire was extinguished there was no safety concern in the area.

However, due to the heavy response from fire and EMS units, the Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination said there will be street closures impacting morning traffic in the area, according to WUSA-TV.


This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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