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D.C. Council member Tommy Wells, Ward 6 Democrat and a candidate for mayor, wouldn't wade into personnel decisions involving the demotion of fire department Deputy Chief John Donnelly, though he praised his work at the Frager's Hardware fire. (The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, left, holds hands with Frager's Hardware story owner John Weintraub, center, at a news conference to celebrate Frager's store opening a temporary popup shop across the street from Eastern Market four days after a devastating fire destroyed the historic Capitol Hill hardware store, Washington, D.C., Sunday, June 9, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Customers line up Sunday to buy plants, flowers, pots and other "survivors" at a Frager's Hardware pop-up store at Eastern Market. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Frager's Hardware, a gathering place on Capitol Hill and indispensable source of all things for DIY-ers, was destroyed by fire Wednesday evening. It's charred Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast facade was a magnet the next day for neighbors to chat about their loss. No cause of the fire has been determined. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

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A three-alarm fire burns Frager's Hardware store on Capitol Hill on June 5. (Meredith Somers/The Washington Times)

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A three-alarm fire burns Frager's Hardware store on Capitol Hill on June 5. (Meredith Somers/The Washington Times)