UPDATE: TuneInnDC Everyone is safe and we already have cleanup crews here! Thank you for the well wishes! More info soon!
UPDATE From HuffPo:
The extent of the damage was initially reported as catastrophic by distraught fans of the bar, but the front of the establishment remains largely undamaged. A grease fire was contained to the kitchen, staff told The Huffington Post, and the bar could be open within two weeks.
A tweet from the D.C. Fire Department said the cause of the fire was accidental and put the damage at $75,000. There were no injuries, according to the tweet. Some of the firemen who put the fire out are Tune Inn regulars.
According to a tipster the Tune Inn is reportedly a black, charred mess and and there are nine firetrucks out front. Officials are currently pondering whether they need to bust through the roof of Hawk and Dove because there is so much smoke. Fire started at 7am.
As Esquire magazine once wrote, “The mounted deer heads on the wall make this dive interesting. The deer asses make it great.”
UPDATE: @KevinMaddenDC: RT @NKingofDC: Tune Inn has not “burned down.” Kitchen fire, smoke, water damage. But it will re-Tune ~ eyewitness
JulieKayRoberts I love how my DC tweeps are all talking about Tune Inn fire, more important than any crazy politics this morning.
jeffdonald From my experience, Tune Inn probably saw more smoke than this after softball games in the late-90’s. *coughcough*
billburton716 TUNE INN ON FIRE!! Terrible start to the day. Carl Hulse, I’m sorry for your loss.
wexler RIP Tune Inn. Ate 9 straight meals there during blizzard of ’03
DKubiske Big story in DC this AM? Not prez speech. Fire at Tune Inn http://bit.ly/lHt7pv
moirabagley Please God don’t take the Tune Inn away from us.
JoeyDels Tune Inn has burned down. Jimmy Johns has purchased the space and is opening tomorrow.