DC’s Sign of the Whale bar damaged in fire

A well-known bar in Northwest D.C. caught fire Wednesday afternoon.

Sign of the Whale, on M Street south of Dupont Circle, caught fire at about 5 p.m., according to D.C. Fire and EMS.

Most of the fire is out, the department said, and there were no reported injuries, but the bar suffered considerable damage.

The fire didn’t spread to the neighboring buildings, fire officials said.

Below is the area where it happened.

Thomas Robertson

Thomas Robertson is an Associate Producer and Web Writer/Editor at WTOP. After graduating in 2019 from James Madison University, Thomas moved away from Virginia for the first time in his life to cover the local government beat for a small daily newspaper in Zanesville, Ohio.

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