Wednesday, August 24, 2005
A Capitol Hill institution is no more:|
It looks like careless smoking caused the fire that destroyed a Capitol Hill tavern early Wednesday.Anyone who has ever lived or worked on the Hill will mourn the loss. The lie will no longer be, "I saw the plane hit the Pentagon", but "I was at the Lounge the night it burned".
D.C. Fire and EMS spokeswoman Catherine Friedman tells WTOP the two-alarm fire caused significant damage to the Capitol Lounge.
The fire started in the bar and no one was injured, she says.
Around 6 a.m. Wednesday a cell phone caller alerted the fire department about heavy smoke coming out of the building in the 200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Southeast.