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Blaze Tears Through 2-Story Restaurant Near Capitol Hill

A fire tore through a two-story building housing a restaurant near Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., early Tuesday, sending black smoke billowing from windows, authorities said.

Firefighters responded to a building on the 200 block of 2nd Street NW that houses The Alibi, a British-style pub, DC Fire and EMS said.

Twenty firefighting units and 100 personnel were called to the scene, shutting down 2nd Street between Constitution Avenue and C Street NW, authorities said.

Video from the scene shows first- and second-floor windows busted out and firefighters removing debris from the red brick building.

Firefighters put out the flames visible in the basement, first floor and second floor. The first round of first responders was eventually relieved by new firefighters, authorities said.

No injuries were reported.

No information was immediately available about how the fire started.

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