@FrozenTropics pic.twitter.com/0ZdT5nrRyvThe streetcar caused quite a commotion Saturday night when it suddenly caught on fire. It was a flash fire confined to the very top of the streetcar, and it quickly went out on its own. Some on Twitter compared it to fireworks. The streetcar had a rough 24 hours in that earlier on Saturday it also apparently struck at least one car that was improperly parked.
— Jessica Rubenstein (@jarstin07) February 22, 2015
That's the statement issued by DDOT and tweeted by Mayor Bowser around noon today. More details from the Washington Post. Here's an opinion piece from the Examiner.