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About that Explosion Heard in Capitol Hill (and beyond) Last Night – New Series*: Transformer Blown or kids “playing” with massive fireworks?

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First reported by Jon around 10:15pm last night: “extremely loud explosion heard in Capitol Hill just now.”

Confirmed by many, many others from all parts of Capitol Hill and beyond.

After much speculation readers reported: “Fire trucks responding at Walter/C/13th SE. Unclear what it was but that’s the epicenter. They’re looking around for the cause. Air still smoky.”

“I am just south of Lincoln Park and it was loud. Don’t think it was power related. Rumor is some kids got more than they bargained for but don’t know if it will be fully solved”

“Yes – apparently security cam footage shows kids lighting fireworks or a small explosive of some kind. Just crazy given how powerful it was.”

*Should troops be deployed to our streets again, we will add flash bangs to the list of options.

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