DC Firefighters Rescue Three as High Water Chokes Georgetown

The break of a 48" watermain caused thousands of gallons of water to flood a highly traveled section of Washington and stranded several people in their cars.


The break of a 48" watermain caused thousands of gallons of water to flood a highly traveled section of Washington and stranded several people in their cars.

Units were dispatched at 8:39 PM for the report of high water and people trapped in their cars.

The massive break flooded an area west of Key Bridge and east of the base of Fox Hall Rd., NW.

Several cars tried to negotiate the water and stalled.

Because the water was so deep, it was necessary for Fire/EMS to intervene.

Engine 29 and Truck 5 combined to help two people out of their cars on the west side of the flood while Rescue Squad 1 helped a man get out of his car on the east side of the flood.

The event ground traffic to a halt on a busy Saturday night in Georgetown.

Crews from the Dept. of Public Works, Emergency Management, and the Water and Sewer Authority were on the scene.