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Fire Destroyed Mount Pleasant Apartment Building

A major fire a year ago today ravaged a Mount Pleasant apartment building, displacing nearly 200 people. The five-alarm blaze was the worst D.C. had seen in about 30 years, firefighters said.

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A Year Later, Still Waiting To Go Home
Article | They visit the block along Mount Pleasant Street NW like mourners, quietly paying respects to the charred rubble and the gaping hole where their bedrooms, kitchen tables and childhood memories once were.
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Fire Clues Still Inaccessible
Article | D.C. fire investigators remain unable to start a hands-on examination into the massive blaze that tore through a Mount Pleasant apartment building because much of the structure is on the verge of collapse, officials said yesterday.
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D.C. Blaze Displaces Nearly 200
Article | The fire that ripped through a four-story apartment building in Mount Pleasant yesterday, leaving almost 200 people homeless, came after years of complaints about living conditions from tenants and the D.C. government.

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