Officials: 2 boats catch fire in DC; firefighters deal with burning fuel, icy conditions

The scene where two boats caught on fire at a D.C. marina. (Photo, D.C. Fire Department) 

Two boats caught fire early Monday morning at a marina in D.C. and firefighters were dealing with icy conditions as they to battled the blaze, according to authorities.

The D.C. Fire Department says the fire started on boats in the James Creek Marina on 2nd and V Streets, SW. The heavy fire was knocked down but fuel from the boats continued to burn, officials say.

Fire boats were on the scene and fire officials say foam was used to put out the fire from the fuel. Both boats are now submerged after catching fire, officials say.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and the fire department says they are working with the Coast Guard and the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment to take care of the fuel that leaked into the water.

No injuries have been reported at this time

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