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One injured in fire at Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. after kiosk bursts into flames from propane tank accident


One person has been seriously injured after a kiosk near the Lincoln Memorial burst into flames.

DC Fire and EMS said a one alarm fire involving a propane tank at a concession stand along Lincoln Memorial Circle broke out around 7 a.m. on Thursday.

A unidentified adult male has been flown to an area trauma center with serious non life threatening injuries.

Pictures posted to social media show the booth engulfed in flames with clouds of black smoke rising from the fire.

The fire department said they contained the bulk of the fire and will continue to wet down the kiosk.

Firefighters secured the propane tanks and video posted to Twitter by DC Fire and EMS showed two blacked gas tanks on the pavement.

Investigators are on the scene to determine the cause of the fire. 

The Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination said all travel lanes are blocked at Independence Avenue WB at 23rd Street Northwest, reported WUSA9.

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