Three people hurt in food truck fire on college campus in Washington, D.C.

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Nov 17, 2016

A bulleted list about food truck safety with an illustration of a food truck with customers being waited on

Three people are hurt, two critically, after a food truck caught fire Wednesday afternoon on the campus of George Washington University.

According to NBC Washington 4, the food truck caught fire on the 2100 block of H Street NW, where several food trucks often park.

Three employees of the food truck were taken to hospitals with burns. A man and a woman suffered critical but non-life-threatening injuries, a D.C. fire department representative said. A second woman received less serious injuries.

The fire sent a plume of dark smoke into the sky west of downtown D.C. The blaze caused severe damage inside the food truck, which was a converted school bus.

Information on the cause of the fire was not available immediately.

The food truck safety page of the NFPA website, along with the Fire Safety for Mobile Cooking Operations Tip Sheet provide information on food trucks and safety.


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