Washington DC metro train drives through fire

Riders on a Washington D.C. Metro train had a commute on March 19 that was less boring than usual when their train drove through or adjacent to a vegetation fire. It is interesting that the train stopped right next to the fire. Maybe firefighters had equipment or hoses on the track. Here is how it was described by the person that shot the video:

I saw smoke from another train station; once I knew that our train would be passing right by it; I started recording…I didn’t know the fire went from going by, to going under.

One of the first places the video appeared was on Unsuck DC Metro, where one commenter had this to say:

I was there! On that train. I wondered why we were driving through flames but not much I could do about it. Flames on both sides – first “stage right” on the right outside edge, which is what that video appears to show and then just as we passed by, more flames on the left in the middle of the track area.

Only human was one fellow off to “stage-right” of the train outside of the fence with a hoe. He was slowly and barely pushing flaming bits back through a hole in the fence. NO other human around!

The entire car went “whoa!” and watched as we flamed by the flames.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.