Capitol Lounge Burns Again

Nearly three years ago an errant cigarette destroyed the Capitol Lounge on Penn Ave in Southeast. This morning’s 2 alarm blaze in which a tarp covering some furniture caught fire has once again gutted the local fixture, as well as its Trover’s Gift Shop neighbor. Local blogger SciWonk captured the whole scene:

I was awakened at 5:45 this morning by the wailing of sirens. Often, I hear a passing siren or two during the night but quickly disregard it and fall fast asleep. However, I heard one rumbling truck engine, sirens blaring, pass by under my window at 4th and Pennsylvania, Southeast. Then I heard another truck, with its sirens. I heard backing up, voices on the street, pressure brakes chirping and whistling.

Read the rest, they do a great job of capturing the early morning scene.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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