Carter Barron Amphitheater Stage in DC Catches Fire

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The popular National Park Service location closed in 2017 after determining the same stage couldn’t support the weight of the performances.

The stage at the Carter Barron Amphitheater in northwest DC caught fire on Sunday afternoon.

DC Fire and EMS officials say the fire burned below the stage but have not yet said what caused the flames. They have since extinguished the flames.

The popular National Park Service location closed in 2017 after determining the same stage couldn’t support the weight of the performances.

The stage has yet to be officially rebuilt, although NPS has announced preliminary design efforts.



The park service says it is working to secure funds to design and rehabilitate the popular arena. It remains closed to the public.

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