A sudden fire broke out inside Comet ping-pong Pizza around nine p.m. on Wednesday. Some of the people inside Comet Ping-Pong when the fire broke out believe it also was a deliberate act. (What are they hiding, I can’t make this stuff up.. )
“All of a sudden we see these flames. A fire has been started — a very big fire,” said witness Nicole Lafragola.
One man saw the curtains in the back of the restaurant suddenly burst into flames. He pulled them to the ground while employees doused them with fire extinguishers, and he’s also suspicious.
” I smelled what smelled like a lot of lighter fluid,” he said. “My suspicion is it’s arson, I don’t have the evidence on that.”
Nicole Lafragola says she saw a man acting strangely in the moments before the curtains burst into flames, and that the way he acted when the fire broke out was strange.
“He seemed like he was there with a purpose obviously, and he didn’t stick around. This gentleman doesn’t acknowledge that he sees this fire, he just walks right out and doesn’t make eye contact with anyone,” she said.
DC Fire is currently reviewing evidence, and will make a determination about whether or not the fire was arson.