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Multiple Readers Report Frager’s on Fire on the Hill

by Prince Of Petworth June 5, 2013 at 6:59 pm 38 Comments

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11th and Pennsylvania Ave, SE via AM

@iaff36 now tweets:
“**3rd Alarm** #DCFD on the scene at Fragers Hardware in #Caphilldc”

@patrickWhitmore tweets us:

“@PoPville cops getting people away due to toxic fumes. Likely from paint shop. People should stay away – for their own health.”

@melanieciolek tweets: “DCFD going at flames from above, have windows out in house next door”

View from Rossyln:

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Photo via SB

From Council Member Tommy Wells:

“Frager’s Hardware is a DC landmark and an absolute gem to the Capitol Hill community. The owner John Weintraub and former co-owner Ed Coppenhaver have always given back so much to the community. This fire may present a set-back, but I can say with confidence that this community and our city will rally behind Fragers and its employees. My office will be working with the store, neighbors and community organizations to help put together a coordinated response effort. I want to thank our Firefighters and emergency responders for their efforts to contain and put out the fire.”

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