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D.C. Fire/EMS ambulance fires 'a little suspicious,' Lanier says

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MPD Chief Cathy Lanier called the two recent D.C. Fire/EMS fires“a little suspicious” and said the investigation into the incidents is ongoing.

Speaking with Bruce DePuyt on NewsTalk Tuesday, Lanier said detectives haven’t yet determined the cause of the Aug. 13 fires but are continuing to investigate the incidents

One D.C. ambulance caught fire on Benning Road in Southeast Washington while another went up in smoke at Washington Hospital in Northwest Washington.

In addition, another ambulance caught fire earlier in the month after dropping off a patient at MedStar Health on August 2.

Although fire officials suggested the fires may have been set deliberately, the Washington Post obtained internal reports stating that the fires were likely equipment malfunctions or repairs done incorrectly or poorly.

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