Georgetown’s Blues Alley jazz club reopens Tuesday a week after it was damaged by fire.
The club issued a statement that read: The bones of our building are not broken but our walls may need another coat of paint.
DC Fire and EMS received an alert prior to 6:30 p.m. on October 25 for a fire in the pipelines. Just before the 7:00 p.m. show, smoke began to fill the dining room when there were only a few people in the building.
Firefighters found the building’s attic and roof bursting into flames. The building was evacuated, the fire brigade brought the fire under control and ventilated the building.
A frightening fire swept through DC’s historic nightclub, Blues Alley. The musicians who were inside at the time grabbed their instruments and ran away. News4’s Mark Segraves took a closer look at the damage.
DC Fire and EMS said the cause of the fire was accidental.
Contractors had been working on the roof earlier in the day.
Blues Alley has been a destination for music lovers for almost 60 years. Georgetown’s small nightclub was once a coach house.
The day after the fire DC Mayor Muriel Bowser stopped by to support the nightclub as Blues Alley staff began the cleanup and rebuilding work.
Tuesday’s shows feature Dave Kline and Jon Carroll.