A sudden fireplace broke out inside Comet ping-pong Pizza round 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Some of the folks inside Comet Ping-Pong when the fireplace broke out imagine it additionally was a deliberate act. (What are they hiding, I can not make these things up.. )
“All of a sudden we see these flames. A fire has been started — a very big fire,” stated witness Nicole Lafragola.
One man noticed the curtains behind the restaurant immediately burst into flames. He pulled them to the bottom whereas staff doused them with fireplace extinguishers, and he is additionally suspicious.
” I smelled what smelled like a lot of lighter fluid,” he stated. “My suspicion is it’s arson, I don’t have the evidence on that.”
Nicole Lafragola says she noticed a person appearing surprisingly within the moments earlier than the curtains burst into flames, and that the way in which he acted when the fireplace broke out was unusual.
“He appeared like he was there with a objective clearly, and he didn’t stick round. This gentleman doesn’t acknowledge that he sees this hearth, he simply walks proper out and doesn’t make eye contact with anybody,” she stated.
DC Fire is at present reviewing proof, and can make a willpower about whether or not or not the fireplace was arson.