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False Alarm: No Fire at Mandarin Oriental Hotel

This is sort of like reporting that, new flash, no one was killed today in Congress, but I figured my wife, Carrie, can't be the only person who heard this item on WAMU this morning. She called to tell me there was a fire at the Mandarin Oriental, which houses one of the city's finest restaurants, CityZen, home to James Beard-award winning chef, Eric Ziebold.

Well, false alarm. Elizabeth Carp, marketing manager at the Mandarin Oriental, says it's all quiet on the southwestern front at the hotel. No fire, no smoke, no nothing. A D.C. Fire Department spokesman confirms Carp's information. There's no report of a fire this morning at the Mandarin or even nearby.

As you were.