On my way home from the National Arboretum just now, I passed a pretty grisly scene: the convenience store on the corner of Rock Creek Church and Warder, NW, has been burnt to a crisp. To wit:

The proprietors still don’t know what caused the fire, which witnesses say began around 3 o’clock this morning. By the time I got there, they were explaining to their employees that there’d be jobs in the futurethey just didn’t know when. The fire department expects to have an explanation by early next week. As for the owners…well, all one of them could tell me was that “shit happens.”

Indeed. In the meantime, does anybody have a clue as to what the hell happened here?