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Smoke, but no fire, at Chief Ike’s

An overheated heater and air conditioner unit produced smoke and brought D.C. firefighters to an Adams Morgan club Tuesday night, officials said.

Firefighters were called to Chief Ike’s Mambo Room in the 1700 block of Columbia Road NW about 8:30 p.m., said Pete Piringer, a spokesman. No fire was reported, but fire and health department officials had to investigate the building to ensure there was no saftey hazards caused by the smoke, he said.

No one was injured during the incident.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.

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