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Henry’s Soul Cafe on U Street Damaged by Fire

by Prince Of Petworth June 17, 2014 at 7:52 am 53 Comments

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A reader sends the terrible news:

“Sad morning news. Henry’s Soul Cafe at 17th and U — noted for sweet potato pies — looks to be destroyed by a fire. Several engines responded and U was closed in both directions.”

From @IAFF36 around 6:45am:

“Building Fire – 1704 U St NW – 1-story commercial bldg, smoke showing #DCFD #dctraffic

Update – 1704 U St NW – fire knocked down, checking for extension, searches negative #DCFD”

From @DCPoliceDept at 7:53am:

“UPDATE: The 1600-1800 Blocks of U Street, NW are NOW OPEN “

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