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Fire Destroys NW D.C. Mansion

A large fire in northwest D.C. destroyed the home of Peggy Cooper Cafritz, a local arts patron, on the night of July 29.

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Water Pressure During NW Fire Hampered Aid
Article | District firefighters battling the blaze that gutted an upper Northwest mansion Wednesday night had grave difficulties finding enough water to douse the flames, despite promises from city officials two years ago that the water problems that had plagued them at previous fires would be fixed.
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Pipe, Location Caused Water Flow Problems at Cafritz Fire, Report Says
Article | Water pressure problems that hampered firefighting at the home of civic activist Peggy Cooper Cafritz last week resulted from "a unique set of circumstances" involving an aged water main and the elevation and layout of streets in Cafritz's Northwest Washington neighborhood, D.C. officials said in...

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