The Washington Post

January 18, 1996, Thursday, Final Edition

HEADLINE: Fire in the Attic

D.C. firefighters battle a blaze that erupted in the attic of a vacant building in the 2100 block of S Street NW. The building, owned by the Church of Scientology, was undergoing renovations, officials said. The fire broke out shortly before 11 a.m. yesterday and was extinguished shortly after noon. The cause of the fire was under investigation, officials said. A firefighter suffered steam burns to both shoulders and an arm, officials said. Firetrucks partly blocked Connecticut Avenue southbound at S Street, snarling traffic for more than an hour.

[another short article stated that a worker with a blow torch started the fire]

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